“It’s possible, then, that an animal’s failure to pass the mirror test says more about a human lack of imagination than the animal’s lack of a self-concept”
Laughed out loud (or…lol) at the emojis.
I don’t know about the rest of the dog universe, but my Betty has a very deep sense of self. (harumph!)
there’s an old book- Rise of Silas Lapham, from the 1880’s, in which one of the characters has a paint business & paints rocks in bright colors – obviously thought of it when i saw the pic above.