(The hardest part of this story was getting this photo; it took a long time to get this photographic proof!)
There is always debate about whether animals actually smile. I’d like to submit this photo for your approval. This is Peanut and she is smiling. This is not her normal facial expression, she only smiles when she’s really happy and receiving lots of attention (not to mention purring like a little motor boat). I’d say that, yes, animals can and do smile. Look at this happy kitty!