I follow a few blogs, but one of my favorites is that of author Jon Katz and The Bedlam Farm. My eyes sail over his words, my mind creates images that expand on his photos and my heart soars as he ponders life with animals. Today however, I caught his post “Do Dogs Smile?” and snorted, then sneezed my coffee in shock, all while quickly outstretching for a tissue to the rescue. The image posted with the blog was his border collie, clearly smiling. How, Jon Katz, can you ask such a question with your well aligned head and heart?
Of course, I hopped on FaceBook and launched my .10 cents pronto! “All animals smile, of course they do, they have a spectrum of emotions just like us. We see it every day and still ask the question? Smiling is a universal language”.
Do your animals smile? Do you think it’s learned? Do you think they are responding to your emotions? Their emotions? Both? Tell me, do you think animals smile?