a reply to: LadyGreenEyes
I think some do show affection towards their owners, You're right. I think maybe the studies done was speaking in general terms, they don't secrete
the love hormone oxytocin like dogs do. But..there was a small % of cats that did. Not as high of levels as dogs do, but still, it did occur. So, I
think they were saying on average cats are less likely to love their owners as much as dogs.
And you also have to take into consideration the owners as well. How you show your affection towards your animals and what the animal grows up with or
deems as normal. I would think the nature/nurture scenario will still come into play for our pets just as it does for our children.
a reply to: CranialSponge
The quote was made in reference to Franklin D Roosevelt. During the 1945 Yalta Conference Winston Churchill, FDR, and Joseph Stalin met in order to
talk about Europe's Post War reorganization. During a break in the meeting Roosevelt left the room. It was at this point that Joseph Stalin turned to
Churchill and made a comment about FDR being a pig. It was at this point that Churchill responded by saying, " I like pigs, dogs look up at us, cats
look down on us, pigs treat us as equals."
a reply to: Nyiah
My dad is like that as well. Animals just love him and they seek him out. Might be his American Indian half coming through..lol I don't know, but for
whatever reason, he is an "animal whisperer". And they all show him tons of affection and listen to what he says.
a reply to: peppycat
Cats are very subtle in their show of love. An eye blink..I would have trouble recognizing that as someone saying "I love you". Now take the dogs way
of saying it. Knocking you down and licking your face all over...you can't miss that one
I just read though that cats may actually be mind controlling you. Their litter box is full of Toxoplasma gondii, which is a mind controlling parasite
that can infect you when you are cleaning it out.
Infected humans can be subject to some equally weird symptoms, which Kathleen Mcauliffe described in her extensive coverage for The Atlantic.
Research showed that infected men tend to be more impulsive, suspicious, withdrawn, and prone to breaking rules, while infected women are more
trusting, outgoing, and law-abiding (but also more prone to depression).
I'm just joking with ya. You really can't catch that stuff unless you have a weak immune system.. link to full article
a reply to: BO XIAN
Actually.. according to one of the articles I read, dogs do love humans way more than humans love. The % of oxytocin released by dogs was far greater
than that released by humans..just pulling from memory, I have no specific percentages. So, you could be right..maybe our furry little friends could
teach us a thing or two about love.