I won the February photo contest w/ this picture. Our theme was "Happy". I figured there would be pictures of dogs among the entries - and there were. I thought dogs kinda personified "happy" w/ a twinkle in their eye and no concern if their teeth function as a dropping off spot for their tongue. (By the way, while a dog can pull off this look, on humans it just looks dopey.) What surprised me was there were more pictures of cats than dogs. In fact, every contestant included one picture of a cat. While a cat has a contented purr to it's favor, that sound is difficult to capture in a photo plus a cat's unnerving stare comes through all too easily. Maybe because cats are so independent we feel happy just in their companionship. A glance at a dog instantly brings to mind "Do we need to go out for a walk?"