The Joy of Inter – species Friendship

“Animals are such agreeable friends – they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms” – George Eliot

As dog lovers, we frequently have emotional encounters with another species. We’ve probably had plenty of experience interpreting animal behavior in the same way we interpret our own. When my dogs come running at me with their squeaker toys in mouth, squeaking them furiously, I think I know what they are thinking and feeling. When I look at this video I also think I know what the animalsĀ  are feeling. Am I wrong? Or does this look like unadulterated joy? If I am wrong, than the Academy of Awards missed the opportunity to bestow the Best Actor award to the most deserving actor I have seen. I prefer to think it is what it is – joy in inter-species friendship.

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