Do cats smile? Do they understand smiles?
Do any animals smile? And what about cats? And do our house cats one day start noticing our smiles and understanding them or associating them with positive feelings?
I think I saw Prince start smiling when I started petting him the other day. His closed mouth line (lips?) seemed to widen and the ends tipped upwards a tiny bit. I think. Then again, it could be my imagination or the fact that, when relaxed, his mouth relaxes and the line widens. But what's interesting is that my intuition receives a message that says that "Prince is smiling" in that moment. This may be an anthropomorphizing reflex in me. Or maybe something else...?
One thing is for sure: smiling is not a technological advancement but an animal instinct we humans have. So if we have it, surely other animals have it too?
The Royal von Meouw Dynasty: His Royal Highness the late Prince von Meouw,
Her Royal Highness Princess Gatita von Meouw, Nikita Duchess of Meouw and
His Highness Cuchi-Cuchi, next in line for the throne of Prince von Meouw.
Last edited by marie73; 02-24-2011 at 02:45 AM.