Dogs Smile, And We Smile Back.

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.]

  • http://thousandshadesofgray.wordpress.com/ Jill Salahub

    Seriously, the new pup has a black dot of fur on this left cheek that makes it look like he’s always smiling. xo

  • http://LyndaLand.blogspot.com/ Lynda M O

    They are remarkably different animals, dogs and cats, aren’t they? Different times of my life I have had them-now it’s kitties. Lost my twelve year old in early Dec and have a new kitty who looks just like the old kitty; she purrs too and will jump up onto the bed altho so far hasn’t stayed long. Time may change her actions; I hope so and look forward to sleeping with her. So far I haven’t seen a kitty smile either.

  • leslie

    Dear G, Thank you for this blog of yours, that’s all for now just thanks. You’ve know idea how helpful I’ve found it. Leslie