Too often, cats are used in photographs to display mischief, contempt, and other sorts of devilish amusement. There is something about the dog, however, that speaks to our more existential concerns: Am I loved? Is it worth the effort to raise my head one more time, just because someone wants my attention? Is food really the center of my existence?
With that in mind, I present this picture of my dog, Molly. Look at her half-closed eyes, with her head just off to the side of her paws. Does she look happy or concerned or something else?
What do you think is on this dog's mind when I took this picture earlier today?