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Must Love Dogs – Here Comes the Science

February 13, 2007

Slate posted a fascinating article this morning exploring the bond we humans have with our pets – and more specifically our dogs.  Considering the wife and I have four of the critters, I found it of particular interest, and imagine that anybody else who has a canine (or feline, bovine, or equine) in their lives will find the same.


Money quote:

They dance with joy when we come home, put their heads on our knees and
stare longingly into our eyes. Ah, we think, at last, the love and
loyalty we so richly deserve and so rarely receive. Over thousands of
years of living with humans, dogs have become wily and transfixing
sidekicks with the particularly appealing characteristic of being
unable to speak. We are therefore free to fill in the blanks with what
we need to hear. (What the dog may really be telling us, much of the
time, is, "Feed me.")

Check out the rest…"The Real Reason We Love Dogs"

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