Its like Monty Python when they had that argument
probably for the best. If you keep your feelings secret then the other never finds out then you drift apart nd you’ll regret not saying any thing. On the other hand move things too fast and you may also regret it. Love is tricky.
All people on a list I would consider. Or it could be a new person we never met. Which would be a surprise but also I really want it to be some one we have already met. I think its better writing if its some one we know. Also Im ok with ANY one she has a crush on. Male, Female, unicorn, other thing.
All that still describes cats.
I bet any thing its going to be some thing small. A cat, a dog, a bug. One could really mess with kids with the right wording.
I men you left out details. Like size and preferred diet. You could be describing her cat for all we know.
being in a rut has been in the story before.
I do this a lot. I go down a path I never use and it leads to some reason why I never use it, like the parkway tole booth or a pond or a U turn.
best learn where the hall of mirrors , the local fun house, the down town disco, the bathroom fixture shop , the pool side Zen meditation garden, The TV and Camera shop, the boot store, the flow wax factory, the new car lot, and the well polished meatal sculptures re before you ride past them on accident.
just get over it and relax. you can’t make friends if you’re not your self.