John Marsden Writing Topic #499
Observe an animal for an hour, then write a comparison between it and human beings.**
I observed various animals, mainly dogs, for an hour via a YouTube video (which can be viewed below). I found that dogs are similar to humans on a basic level–eating, drinking, walking, even in regards to their intelligence. However I also noticed the following differences between them and humans:
- Dogs can’t speak.
- They have four legs rather than two.
- They have paws rather than hands.
- They communicate through barking, licking and touching.
- They have fur/hair all over their body.
- They have tails.
- They growl.
- They enjoy having their bellies scratched, humans not so much.
- Dogs can’t control their tempers on their own.
- They’re generally cuter than humans.
- They can’t dress themselves.
- They climb more than humans.
- Dogs make more unique sounds than humans do.
- Dogs are afraid of everyday noises, such as the sound of hairdryers and vacuum cleaners.
- They sleep on smaller and circular beds.
- They chew on random items, such as balls and shoes.
- They use their nose and sense of smell more.
**Reference: Marsden J 1998, Everything I Know About Writing, Pan Macmillan, Australia.