From: San Diego, CA
The fact that, in your punchline, you captured my exact thought from my recent flight back to San Diego after vacationing in Israel in July (I ended up sleeping through most of that epic film, reading through some of it, and catching a few scenes without audio, which I'm convinced made the movie way better),
that the stewardess, er... flight attendant isn't batting an eye over the fact that her passengers include a talking duck and a lizard.
Then again, I shouldn't be surprised by the latter; the airlines aren't in a position to question WHO uses a ticket these days, they just need to sell 'em.
Keep up the great work. Have fun at the book launch party this weekend!