Hello. My name is Socktopus. I am from the planet Sockturn. Recently I was sent on an expedition to explore the Universe, and on my first stop I landed on Earth.
It was a bit of a rough landing, and it took me a few moments to shake off the space dust off my many feet.
But as soon as I caught my breath, I decided to go for a walk and look around.
I saw what looked like an Earthling dwelling, and decided to go for a visit. There were some signs about it being forbidden for Dogs (which my Sockturnian space translator helpfully translated), but I didn’t know what Dogs were and I was pretty sure I wasn’t one, so I decided to go ahead.
I crossed the fence.
But I may have made some wrong movements or something, because all of a sudden I heard someone shouting “Oh myyyyyy, it’s a space invader! Ruuuuun!”. I guess extraterrestrials can look scary to Earthlings…
I pushed on, hoping I could explain to them calmly that I come in peace. I went to knock on the window, but I found there a horrible creature making extremely loud noises and demonstrating unbelievably sharp teeth.
So that’s what Dog is! No wonder they’re forbidden, those things are scaaaaary!
By this point, I was cold, tired, lonely and horribly frightened of Dog, so I just crawled into some sort of a shelter and cried myself to sleep. You may think extraterrestrials are scary, but we have feelings too!
But after a while, I was awoken by someone crouching down next to me and speaking softly. It was a female Earthling . At first, considering all my awful experiences on Earth so far, I was suspicious, but she turned out to be quite safe and kind. She offered to take me for a warm drink, which I accepted with joy!
Very soon afterwards we had become good friends, and she asked me if I wanted to come live with her. I was delighted! I am happy to say I like Earth a lot more now and am looking forward to staying here for a while and exploring. If you meet me, please don’t be scared! Come say hello, we can have a caramel macchiato together and I’ll tell you all about Sockturn!
p.s. Caramel macchiatos are awesome!