2 Replies to “What do animals know, huh?

  1. I’m convinced lots of animals love the human hand. Think of its capacity to caress, only apes can do that I suppose. Dogs and cats certainly love it. Lots of dogs have this habit of getting you to strike them by putting their paw on your hand, it’s an unmistakable sign.

    • Good point, CC. Both of my terriers are very expressive with their paws, with humans and with other dogs. But you’re onto something with the unique ability of primates to shape our palms to the contours of the animals we love. It’s related to but distinct from our famously opposing thumbs!

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