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Find a complete stranger.
Reveal to each other intimate details about your lives for half an hour.
Then, stare deeply into each other’s eyes without talking for four minutes.
New York psychologist, Professor Arthur Aron, has been studying why people fall in love.
He asked his subjects to carry out the above 3 steps and found that many of his couples felt deeply attracted after the 34 minute experiment. Two of his subjects later got married.
Well. That’s odd to think about.
Last night we had Mia’s bunny’s cage on the floor of our bedroom. Mia is painting her room and didn’t want the bunny sniffing fumes. Mazzee (small thing killer) and Gus were in here as well. Gus was laying in front of bunny cage, Mazee by the door. Both were ignoring the new resident.
One of our cats, Pickle (also a killer of small things) walked in. Gus got all upset and stood between the bunny and the cat, head down, growling. I thought he had beef with Pickle because Pickle tends to discipline the dogs. I told Gus to knock it off and the cat left.
But then Mazee got up and walked near the cage. He did the same thing to her. They stood heads down, Gus growling and pushing Mazzee away for a good three minutes. I tried to get video, but my phone is a bastard. He was guarding the bunny! Gus wouldn’t let the killers near her.
To make sure (he could have been guarding a meal) I too Izzie out and put her on my lap. Gus licked and groomed both the bunny and me all over while growling at Mazzee still. It was kind of amazing. He was treating the bunny like a puppy and he was a protective mother.
He does still pee like a girl and he’s 18 months old.
I did have a nice cuddle with every animal in my house today. Goats, dogs, cat (just Marvin because Pickle is an arrogant ass). And I whistled with Maestro. So that’s something.
On a related note: I realized today that Lily, the yearling is now top doe. She’s the only one with a horn and she doesn’t mind bossing the other ladies around with it!