It’s always wonderful when you see animals who do Halloween. Sure, human costume are fine — but they can’t help but try to look super scary or super sexy or super ironic. Whereas with animals who do Halloween you always get a heaping helping of pure cute. This all plays into my theory that it should be socially acceptable for animals to wear costumes year round. Come on, we need this.
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The phrase “live like a dog” used to mean something totally different. For most of history dogs were in packs, at the edge of society, treated like crap, and fought for every meal and slept uneasily. At some point, however, humans realized dogs are awesome and we decided to house and feed them. All fair and good. But now… we treat them like royalty. Dogs have their own houses. Dogs have their own instagram accounts. Who’s training who?
Goofy pets are at their goofiest when they’re trying to get a piece of your dinner. They somehow look even funnier than usual. I think it’s because we’re not used to seeing them look up. But it might also be an evolutionary thing, like we humans are more likely to give food to something that looks completely and utterly goofy.
Pets are great at retrieving stuff. Dogs especially — throw a ball and nine times out of ten they’ll come bounding back with it. But every now and then they will surprise you by showing up with some completely bizarre object they have absolutely no business giving you. And they still present it like it’s the thing you really want. No thanks man, these gifts are terrible.
I don’t know how cats work, and I won’t pretend I know. I know they live by the motto “If I Fits, I Sits”, of course. That’s in any science textbook. My quick take on them is that they are either a plasma or some kind of very chunky gaseous substance. They seem to be attracted to containers and want to be one with them. My theory is that they are much like a classical genie, and want they really want is to be in some kind of magical lamp. They hate granting wishes though.
Dogs are man’s best friend, and dog pics are man’s best pics. There’s a reason we love looking at dogs so much, and it’s that dogs have the most expressive eyebrows in the animal kingdom. Well, besides Dwayne The Rock Johnson.