Canine Corner

The human-animal bond

Dog Lovers, Cat Lovers, and Human Dating Behavior

A recent survey suggests that cat lovers are less likely to call back after a date, dog lovers are willing to spend more on a date and are happy with a one night stand, while people who don't own pets are less likely to believe in the idea of a "soul mate" to spend the rest of their life with. Read More

Uh huh. How about, people

Uh huh. How about, people use their pets as desktops because their pets don't complain, and their partners do? Or they take more pics of the pets than the partners for the same reason? Pets are not self-conscious about photos; they don't get pissed at you for posting an unflattering one.

And why do people keep pretending that a person can only like cats OR dogs, never both? And why do they assume that whatever pet you have, or no pet, is because of your liking or not liking? I like both dogs and cats. I have a cat because my life is such that it would make a dog miserable. I will not have ANY pet if I am renting, because they are a liability. It has nothing to do with "being a cat lover", etc etc, it has to do with being responsible.


Ο μύθος λέει πως όταν ο θεός χώριζε τα ζώα από τον άνθρωπο με ένα δυνατό ποτάμι, ο σκύλος πήδηξε στο ποτάμι και στάθηκε δίπλα στον άνθρωπο. Ξεκινώντας από τα πρώτα κυνοειδή που πρώτα αυτά μας πλησίασαν, ο σκύλος παραμένει αιώνες στις υπηρεσίες μας. Από κουτάβι μας αγαπάει μέχρι τα βαθιά του γεράματα και πρεπει να τα ταιζουμε με την καλητερη σκυλοτροφη

I wonder what PET scan would

I wonder what PET scan would reveal?

Post new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd>
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
  • You may quote other posts using [quote] tags.

More information about formatting options

Stanley Coren, Ph.D., F.R.S.C., is a professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia.


Subscribe to Canine Corner

Current Issue

Just Say It

When and how should we open up to loved ones?