you’ve got something on your face

February 19th, 2012 1:07 pm by Kelly Garbato

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Mags like to clean the other dogs’ faces, but only Finnick and O-Ren will tolerate it. (Which is a shame, seeing as Peedee’s face is always dirty, and I’d rather turn the job of washing it over to Mags.)

It occurs to me that when I think of this behavior in relation to Mags, I categorize it as “maternal.” But Peedee does the same thing with ears, and I’ve only ever thought of it as gross, never nurturing. Possibly there might be a difference in motivation – Peedee enjoys the taste of the ear wax, methinks, whereas Mags doesn’t seem to derive a gross kind of pleasure out of consuming eye snot – but still. Internalized gender roles much?

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One Response to “you’ve got something on your face”

  1. Molly Says:

    Rowan loves to lick Emma, which isn’t always tolerated but is so adorable.

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