By Carol Besler-Snell on 08/29/2016
We are FAMILY!
“We are family….I’ve got all my sisters and me!” Sometimes the best day is a day spent hanging out at the pool with your sister and soulmate. Emma O. (yellow lab) was lucky to get Annie (German Shorthaired Pointer) as a sister last year. They are definitely “besties,” as displayed by mirrored behavior in this photo.
According to an article in The Smithsonian.com, the phenomenon of mirroring, or “rapid mimickry,” which is “observed in humans and many other primates, is considered a basic building block of our ability to feel empathy.” Once you start watching dogs for this, it’s amazing how much you see them getting on the same wavelength. Check out the article to learn more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/dogs-mimic-each-others-expressions-too-180957618/?no-ist