|"Pavlov's Dog, Schrödinger's Cat", 2002|
In Pavlov's experiments, he struck a bell when dogs were fed. The dogs learned to
associate the bell with food, and responded by drooling.
Schrödinger imagined that a cat is locked in a box, along with a radioactive atom connected to a vial of poison. If the atom decays, the vial is smashed and the cat is killed. When the box is closed we do not know if this event has happened, so the cat is both dead and alive at the same time.
For some reason, my mind made the connection between these two unfortunate animals. I imagined that Pavlov and Schrödinger were friends or neighbors or something, and took their pets out so that they (the pets) could play together.