When I was a young girl, I enjoyed nature, animals and insects as much as I do now. I was always exploring, catching and watching creatures and bugs, finding them fascinating. I didn't care that it wasn't the most feminine thing to like salamanders, bugs, frogs, and more.
But one story stands out, I am often reminded that I liked to pet Bumble Bees when I was young, it is a story often told at family gatherings.
Well I have to admit, it's true, when I was a little girl I thought they looked so soft, and reached out ever so gently, and touched one on the back, it kept on eating from the flower it was on putting up it's two back legs. I did this more than once.
Then one day I was with my Dad and saw a Bumble Bee and told him that they don't sting if you pet them...lol...and I reached out and showed him this was true. Oh, and I should say try this at your own risk. He almost tried to stop me, but then hesitated when he saw that all the bee did was put up it's back two legs, I guess as feelers, I don't really know, but it happened every time. He often was the one that brought this story up...and when I see a bumble bee, and am tempted to reach out and give it a pet, I think of my Dad.