A conversation I had with The Mr as we were getting into bed:

Me: Do you think fish ever get headaches?

The Mr: I’m sorry, ‘do fish get headaches?’

Me: Or any animals, I suppose. Do animals get headaches?

The Mr: I’ve never really thought about it.

Me: It must be so terrible to have a headache as an animal. I wonder what they do about it. Because it’s not a life-or-death malady, is it? It’s just an annoyance, but it can be so annoying that you can’t do anything else… but I feel like animals don’t really have that luxury, do they? They can’t be like “Not tonight, I have a headache.” or “I don’t feel like hunting today, my head hurts,” or on the flip side when one animal sees another animal out on the hunting grounds that isn’t usually there, they’re not like “Hey Steve, what are you doing out here today?” and then Steve has to be all “Oh, just seeking out some herbs for Julie. She’s got a massive migraine,” you know?

The Mr: I don’t think that’s how the animal kingdom works.

Me: Yeah, but you can’t tell me that we’re the only species that gets headaches.

The Mr: Well… most headaches are caused by dehydration, so… yeah, I’m sure animals get headaches.

Me: Okay, BUT WHAT ABOUT FISH?? They’re never dehydrated.

The Mr: Good night, honey.


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  1. Don’t know about fishes but my cat does have headaches.

  2. Melissa Ann says:

    I laughed so hard reading this because it sounded like many a conversation between myself and my other half. Which usually lead to him looking things up and reading me bedtime stories involving some random question I asked days ago and have long since forgotten.

    I once watched a show with my daughter about mermaids and in their lore it said that there were no mermen for a 100 years but there were baby mermaids so I promptly texted him at work to ask him how that was even possible because logic. He still hasn’t forgiven me.

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