Donna

Philo and Sophie

Sophie is a pretty girl who likes to be a model. I’m more interested in the meaning of things. I like to study people, birds and other creatures. While sniffin’ around on the internet, I learned a new word: philosophy. Because I think it’s an interesting word, I looked it up and found the following definition:

Philosophy is the study of general and fundamental problems, such as those connected with existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language. Philosophy is distinguished from other ways of addressing such problems by its critical, generally systematic approach and its reliance on rational argument. The word “philosophy” comes from the Greek φιλοσοφία (philosophia), which literally means “love of wisdom”. [Wikipedia]

I told Sophie about my new discovery and what do you think she said? “Oh, nice that my name is used in this word but who is Philo?” I tried to explain the meaning of the word, and maybe you’ll guess her next question: “So my name means: wisdom? I always thought that I had it in me. Wisdom, I mean. I really hope to find my love Philo soon. I’m so excited to know the name of my Prince.”

Donna

A Model is a Simplification of Reality

Sophie: I’m a model, a model, a top model
Donna: A model is a simplification of reality

Our human, Missy, attended a training. At that training, it was about some software, they tought her what a model is. It seems that a model is a simplification of reality. Since Sophie says she’s a model, I looked up the definition of a model on the internet. It says:

DEFINITION OF A MODEL
A model is a representation containing the essential structure of some object or event in the real world.

Sophie has the essential structure of some object (in her case a cat) in the real world, so this makes sense, I think. Please read the following characteristics carefully:

CHARACTERISTICS OF MODELS
1. Models are necessarily incomplete.
2. The model may be changed or manipulated with relative ease.

Well, Sophie has a head, a tail and four legs. So I should say she’s physically complete. When you read the second characteristic, it becomes more clear. Sophie can be manipulated with relative ease. When she smells food she totally freaks out. Taking that in consideration, I can say Sophie is a model, a top model.

Donna: I’m a cookie, a cookie, a smart cookie
Sophie: Then I’m gonna eat ya … mjoaw, mjoaw …