Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Doggy Dog World

Washington Post breaks huge dog-bites-dog story:

"Dogs often adopt this stance as an invitation to play right before they lunge at another dog; they also bow before they nip (“I’m going to bite you, but I’m just fooling around”) or after some particularly aggressive roughhousing (“Sorry I knocked you over; I didn’t mean it.”). All of this suggests that dogs have a kind of moral code — one long hidden to humans until a cognitive ethologist named Marc Bekoff began to crack it."

What? No one knew - no one had a clue? I don't think so. I think this is one of those things that dog owners always knew - but that scientists couldn't believe.

Well, it's always good when the scientists catch up to common sense.

At last we've got a scientific narrative
about this dog-egorical imperative.

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