I saw a great photo affixed to my hairdresser’s license today. The picture showed an orange tabby kitten looking in a mirror that reflected back the face of a lion. The canine version of this photo would be a puppy staring at the image of wolf.
As much as my dog, Shadow, likes to portray a tough guy as he bellows out a bark that could curdle milk whenever the doorbell rings, in his heart he is still a sweet, tolerant pooch. I mean really what wild animal would tolerates a pack member six years his junior to lead him backward from room to room by pulling on his tail is if he were a rope in a tug-of-war contest? So while if Shadow were to have his say, he’d show himself reflected as a fierce wolf, but if I were to create the image, I’d put a mellow puppy in the mirror (sorry, Shadow).
What would your dog’s mirrored photo be like? Would your dog’s image of itself match the one you’d give him or her?