A meditation on pictorial representation and word association, with cats, dogs, and fowl as its main protagonists. Inspired by the distinction made by philosopher N.R. Hanson between ‘seeing’ and ‘seeing as,’ the film considers looking as a theory-laden activity. Our recognition and understanding of what something is – a duckling or a swan for instance; or a duck or a rabbit – is conditioned by context and prior expectation. But here the context keeps changing with unexpected pairings (‘meow’ goes the dog, ‘woof’ goes the duck) that suggest the inability of both looking and language to fully capture the world.