Saturday, November 14, 2009

Look Into My Eyes

"Look a dog in the eyes and you get the definite feeling that he is looking back." Alexandra Horowitz, Inside a Dog

Dogs have laser eyes.  Cats eyes are like security camera lenses -- blank voids always watching, presumably gathering data for some far away brain.  Or maybe they're not sending the feed anywhere. Maybe cat eyes are just empty orbs of dummy cameras placed around the house to make you nervous.

Dog eyes drill into you. You can feel the frisson of communication (Feed me!). Who knows what the hell a cat is trying to say?  Dogs watch you, track your movements (Reeeeach for that leash!). Dogs even follow your gaze. What is interesting to you just might be interesting to the dog. Try to get a cat to do that.

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