Alice: ...they'd know we have feelings just like they do...braaaawwk!
Joanie B: All I know is -- I'm feeling VERY HUNGRY!!
Just then Laurenjoan opened the back door and brought out a great Sunday breakfast for some hungry chickens -- pumpkin, barley, and -- wooo hooo! -- left over corn-on-the-cob!!
Alice forgot all about the NYT Opinion Page and remembered she was feeling very hungry, too....
Alice: Bawwwwk huzzah - I'm happy its time to eat!
Notes from Laurenjoan:
The New York Times published an interesting piece last weekend titled Dogs Are People, Too by Gregory Berns, a professor of neuroeconomics at Emory University and the author of “How Dogs Love Us: A Neuroscientist and His Adopted Dog Decode the Canine Brain.”
Dr. Berns has been able to train dogs to go into an MRI fully awake and thus, look more closely at emotion or perception. He found that dogs and humans have striking similarity to each other in both the structure and function of a key brain region: the caudate nucleus - center in the brain of learning and memory.
Interested in reading more about our animal friends - and their emotional lives? You might want to try these books from SCCLD libraries: