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Old 09-20-2010, 01:29 PM
Teacake is offline
Join Date: May 2009
Location: London
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I'll vote for something somehow genetic, based on the Bourbon "princess" (I mean, she was the real thing, for certain very low-grade values of princess - Europe's stiff with them) I knew in my youth. She was fairly normal almost all the time, apart from her "episodes". I remember for instance when we were about twelve, one day she caused a terrible scene by, suddenly and with no provocation or encouragement, starting to behave precisely like a dog. We all tried to snap her out of it: no go. She didn't respond to her name or anything else except by growling, and when one brave soul approached her, the reward was a sound nip on the leg. After a while, she seemed to sort of "come to", and wouldn't believe us. And she wasn't clever enough to fake her reaction afterwards, before you ask.