Last week the Rio Grande Zoo had an animal escape its enclosure. Lyn found this news to be particularly memorable and decided she needed to tell me about the escape. When I asked what escaped, she started listing what didn't escape.
"It's not a crocodile."
"It's not an alligator."
"It's not a gorilla."
"It's not a lion."
She wasn't trying to get me to guess. She was evaluating each animal she could think of to see if it jogged her memory. None of she short list of options were right. It was a siamang but she had neither the word nor a recognition that it was a monkey.
She just thought it was exciting that an animal escaped. I thought it was sweet as she tried to figure out what it was.