Suzie approached the sleeping Blinky.
Blinky was her pet name for him, “Surprise! I’m pregnant!”
Blinky stirred, yawned, looked Suzie over, “Tell me when there’s something worth seeing.”
Suzie didn’t expect him to take much notice. It was the problem where she came from. Mothers cared for the children. Fathers were more interested in eating, sleeping and fighting other males.
Five months later, Suzie tried again, “Blinky, do you want to see your baby?”
Without opening his eyes, he said, “Maybe later.”
Suzie spoke softly to her baby, “Come out of the pouch, sweetie. At least these humans want to see you today.”