Thursday, May 2, 2013
Does Riley Love Me?
Riley's actions have led me to believe that he absolutely adores me.
I thought this until I read an article in the Chicago Tribune called, "Your dog does not love you and other cold-nosed truths."
Eric Zorn, author of the article, researched this topic and provided evidence that dogs don't love.
Jon Katz, a dog expert, says, "Dogs develop very strong, instinctive attachments to the people who feed and care for them." And, "they've learned to trick us into thinking that they love us."
All that snuggling, those sad eyes, his sweet expressions and his wagging tail are just "opportunistic, manipulative behaviors."
Riley a con artist?
Mr. Katz says that, "They'll respond to anyone who gives them food or attention." And, "Dogs don't miss you when you go away."
This truly breaks my heart.
I don't believe it!
Even if Riley doesn't love me, I still love him.