Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
This photo is another of my favorites. We had just built the apartment addition, and Catfish was checking everything out, including his handsome self.
I've seen pet videos on "America's Funniest" shows, and some dogs, cats and birds will go nuts over their own image. Have you ever had a pet preen in the mirror, or gaze into it wondering what the heck that intruder is doing in its house?
As I said before, Scooter has a keen interest in dogs on television, but I've never noticed them peer into a mirror--or bark at it.
Narcissus was so enamoured by his own reflection as he gazed into the water that he fell in and drowned. We can learn a lot from ancient mythology--and our pets. Humans spend too much time gazing into their mirrors (and too much money on plastic surgery in pursuit of the perfect image), but pets don't care what they look like--or what you look like. That's why we love them, because they love as all humans should love--for what's inside. Pets equalize us, because you're number one in their eyes no matter what you look like, what you weigh, or what you earn. That's why they are better than any psychiatrist--and cheaper too!
posted by Sandy at 2/27/2007 05:54:00 AM