The Thoughtful Animal

The Thoughtful Animal

Exploring the evolution and architecture of the mind

Guest Post: With Pets Like These, Who Needs People?

Is it purely coincidence that Dorothy starts talking to her dog Toto once she finds herself alone in a foreign land?Editor’s Note: While I’m on vacation, I’ve arranged a series of guest posts from other writers who routinely cover animal behavior and cognition. Today’s post, about the benefits of having pets around, comes from Melanie Tennenbaum who blogs at PsySociety. Follow her on twitter: @melanietbaum. If there's one thing that that pet owners regularly assume, [...]

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