Goes to show that homo sapiens and canis lupus familiaris evolved together.
Our bodies respond to them.
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.]