Pets & Babies Laughing

I can’t say any of my lizards ever laughed, and I had a lot of different kinds of lizards. None of my cats ever laughed, either. But oh, I love the sound of a gull laughing!

And what is it about dogs and cats that send babies into rolls and rolls of merry laughter? Don’t we wish we understood that batter? It may be a treasure just waiting to be unearthed.

And check out the dog who won’t let the toddler open the drawer and play with the cutlery. Extra milk-bones for him!

3 comments on “Pets & Babies Laughing

  1. Babies seem to laugh at animals quite readily. I don’t think that anyone really knows what laughter is. It’s apparently universal to all humans and recognizable. Even burly men will generate pitches a first soprano would envy while they are laughing. Why can a man reach such tremendous pitches when laughing but not when singing?

    My point here is that laughter seems to be a gift, of sorts, which plays by its own rules. We receive this gift at somewhere around 16 weeks of age and it tends to follow us through our entire lifespan. It is believed to be therapeutic and laughter is sometimes prescribed as a way of overcoming depression.

    I don’t know why babies laugh at animals, but I do remember being delighted by animals as part of my earliest memories. Somehow, I think we’d be better off as adults if we could learn to laugh so easily, even though we’re grown up.

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