Dogs unconditional love for people is amazing.
We all know that.
But why is that the case?
The answer is simple.
People do not see dogs as dogs.
Instead they see a dog as a family member.
And that is evident in so many different ways.
Especially in advertising.
Ads portray dogs as having human qualities.
Actors in the ads talk about dogs as if they are children.
Dogs are shown to be part of the family.
And it reflects a reality.
People treat their dogs as children.
And that is why they lavish so much attention on their furry friends.
John Archer is a scientist at the University of Central Lancashire.
He has studied dogs and their owners.
About 40 per cent of dog owners identify their pet as a family member, he says.
And that is evident today in that dogs increasingly are playing a large role in weddings.
Dogs Unconditional Love For People
Other reasons for dogs and people being so close are:
Dogs have an uncanny ability to predict what their owners will do.
They are also finely attuned to a person’s emotional state and will act accordingly.
They are able to tell time.
And that is why they get agitated and excited when it comes to their regular feeding time.
The editors of Time magazine have written a book about dogs.
It’s called: Dogs Unconditional Love For People
“The relationship between man and dog dates back thousands of years.
“The relationship began—well, nobody knows exactly when it began. The earliest remains of humans and dogs interred together date to 14,000 years ago, but there are some unconfirmed finds that are said to be more than twice as old
The larger point is the meaning of the discoveries: we lived with dogs and then chose to be buried with them.