Pedexpression (ped ehx presh’ shun) – n. The helpless look on the face of one’s pet, that is being played with by rowdy children, as if to say “help!”
If you have kids and pets, then most likely you have seen the pedexpression. It can happen on dogs or cats, but dogs seem to do it better. With cats, it is amazing that they got to the point where a pedexpression was needed, considering those 20 needles of doom they carry around on the end of their paws. If a poor animal does become the victim of way too much love, and does look at you with those great big eyes as it is being hugged and squeezed and kissed on by a group of kindergarteners, simply break up the group, and rescue the poor puppy or kitty. Don’t be tempted to start squeezing and loving up on it yourself, though. Remember there are sharp, pointy things on these animals, in their mouths and on their paws. Those desperate eyes can hide and evil slash attack.
Every day, man is making bigger and better fool-proof things, and every day, nature is making bigger and better fools. So far, I think nature is winning.