My little girl REALLY likes dogs. She'll hoot and squeal at them, kicking and bouncing trying to get their attention, and from pure excitement, any time she sees one. I couldn't help but laugh at what happened this evening though....
That is the box one of her safety gates is in, and there is a picture of a sheepdog on the box. She saw it from accross the room, started hooting and crawled over to it, then tried to touch the dog. Even after touching the box, she still kept squealing and getting excited - funny stuff!
I wonder about babies minds. How did she know that was a dog, she's never seen a sheepdog before. She does react the same way to cat's as dogs, so maybe it's just "oooh! a furry animal!"