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. Cassell's natural history. Animals; Animal behavior. NATURAL SISTORY. Instead of walkin" ipriglit, the body sinks downwards, or even crouches, and is thrown into flexuous movements ; liis tail, instead of being held stiti" and upright, is lowered and wagged from side to side ; his hair instantly becomes smooth; his eai-s are depressed and drawn backwards, but not closely to the head; and his lips hang loosely. From the dra^mlg back of the ears the eyelids become elongated, and the eyes no longer appear round and staring." And again, " when a Dog is on the point of spring

. Cassell's natural history. Animals; Animal behavior. NATURAL SISTORY. Instead of walkin" ipriglit, the body sinks downwards, or even crouches, and is thrown into flexuous movements ; liis tail, instead of being held stiti" and upright, is lowered and wagged from side to side ; his hair instantly becomes smooth; his eai-s are depressed and drawn backwards, but not closely to the head; and his lips hang loosely. From the dra^mlg back of the ears the eyelids become elongated, and the eyes no longer appear round and staring." And again, " when a Dog is on the point of spring Stock Photo
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. Cassell's natural history. Animals; Animal behavior. NATURAL SISTORY. Instead of walkin" ipriglit, the body sinks downwards, or even crouches, and is thrown into flexuous movements ; liis tail, instead of being held stiti" and upright, is lowered and wagged from side to side ; his hair instantly becomes smooth; his eai-s are depressed and drawn backwards, but not closely to the head; and his lips hang loosely. From the dra^mlg back of the ears the eyelids become elongated, and the eyes no longer appear round and staring." And again, " when a Dog is on the point of springing on his antagonist, he utters a savage growl; the eai-s ai-e pressed closely backwards, and the upper lip is reti-acted out of the way of his teeth, especially of his canines. ... If a Dog only snarls at another, the lip is generally retracted on one side alone, namely, towards his enemy." " The feeling of affection of a Dog towards his master is combined with a strong sense of sub- mission, which is akin to fear. Hence Dogs not only lower their bodies and crouch a little as they approach their masters, but sometimes throw themselves on the ground, with their bellies upwards. This is a movement as completely opposite as is possible to any show of resistance. ... A pleasurable and excited state of mind, associated with affection, is exhibited by some Dogs in a very peculiar manner, namely, by grinning."* It is extremely iiiteresting to consider the means by which these vaiious expressive movements are produced. If the skin be removed from the head of a Dog, there will be seen, lying beneath it, a quantity of red flesh, intei'mixed with a good deal of fat and fibrous substance. If this latter be care- fully dissected away, the red flesh will be seen to resolve itself into a number of muscles, very definitely arranged, and each one designed for some special movement. There are, first of all, muscles which move the eye. One set of fibres closely encircle the apert

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