Goes to show that homo sapiens and canis lupus familiaris evolved together.

Our bodies respond to them.

Flo loves Jess, and Jess loves Flo back. (Can you guess which one is Jess and which is Flo?)

Flo loves Jess, and Jess loves Flo back. (Can you guess which one is Jess and which is Flo?)

If you knew me, you’d know how odd it is that I own a dog. I always had cats—all my life, since I was a kid, I’ve owned cats. I’ve had some awesome specimens of felix domesticus. My girl Sully was a loyal orange tabby rescued in the countryside, and she lived 19 years.

Sully would sometimes sleep beside me, and she purred—purring is a fantastic feature of felix. 

But for as much as we loved each other, Sully never, ever smiled at me.

[For Jill at A Thousand Shades of Gray, in honor of the season of Puppy Advent.]