I don’t know why, but I feel so much joy when I see animals carrying objects in their mouths. I see a dog happily trotting with a stick, a squirrel scampering with a mouthful of moss for a nest, and my cat dragging her toy mouse by the tail. I cannot help smiling.
Sometimes on my walk, I see dogs that always carry their toys as they walk. It’s so adorable, and they tilt their heads proudly as if showing off their prizes, like women showing off purses or new hats. I watch for birds flying with twigs or leaves in their mouths because I know they will build a nest wherever they land.
I love it perhaps because humans don’t usually carry things by mouth. But apparently, dogs love to, and it brings them as much joy as it brings me just watching them.