How Our Pets Get Through the Day

You’d think animals as smart as cats and parrots would have no trouble figuring out that their reflection in the mirror is only a reflection–but I guess if there’s no one else around who wants to play, your reflection is the next best thing. These and other video clips display a common approach to getting through the slack part of the day: by acting goofy. And the goofier, the better.

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

One response to “How Our Pets Get Through the Day

  • Unknowable

    When I see animals just doing their thing, I am always struck by just how guileless they are. Just having fun, seeking to enjoy themselves, but now at anyone else’s expense.

    I wonder if the mirror antics aren’t just play, and not a serious attempt to reach that “other animal in the mirror.


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