1 thing re: Dogs, it is a joke & I love dogs. I have 2 cats & I love Brave New World. So a favourite author making a funny quote regarding pets. Lol. The insect landed on the old bookmark, so it’s not part of the bookmark. Just adds to the old grittiness & I imagine it on the ground somewhere.
Thank you. He also says that “If you want to be a psychological novelist and write about human beings, the best thing you can do is keep a pair of cats.” I have 2 cats & totally agree. So I think one is Catherine the Great & the other Marie Antoinette. I’m just their lady in waiting. Lol. Btw Napoleon did not like cats apparently. Thank you for seeing the humour.