“Confront a child, a puppy, and a kitten with a sudden danger; the child will turn instinctively for assistance, the puppy will grovel in abject submission, the kitten will brace its tiny body for a frantic resistance.” - Saki
size of the body won’t tell you the size of the heart.
I once watched my teeny 1 year old kitty, of 5-7 pounds, face down a Samoyed my then partner and I were considering adopting. 90+ pounds (likely more) of working sled dog.
Wee kitty in a corner, hissing with paw stretched and going for the nose.
The rescue workers said of the dog. “And now she knows who rules in this house if she comes to live here.”
one thing I will never understand is how normal people are unaffected by movies or books I mean when they watch a movie or finish a book they say “well that was a good movie/book” and they move on while I have an existentional crisis and question the whole universe