What if you were a nice animal, but you woke up one day and had animal amnesia?
You might have hit your head hard on a tree the day before, or been partially eaten by some kind of bear or mountain cat. What if all of your animal instincts went away, and you forgot all about what kind of animal you were and how you were supposed to live?
This happened to my friend Jacob Tortoise. I saw him walking by, very slowly, and called his name but he didn't even look. I kept calling to him, but he just ignored me and went on walking, pretty slowly.
It must have been animal amnesia.
I'd dreamed about Jacob so many times before, I'm sure he would have recognized me.