When your mom is an elephant, you try to keep out from under foot. But when it’s raining cats and dogs you duck under the nearest shelter, which might be mom. Or in your matriarchal society, it might be any of a herd of sisters, aunts, or grandmothers, all reliable babystanders. But before we go any further with this idea, the question must be asked: why should elephants want to come in out of the rain? After all, they never wear anything but their trunks.