We are extremely grateful & appreciate all the courageous work of our service men & women & in the video below you can see the emotions & effect out pets show when their loved ones come home from deployment.
There is an amazing bond between humans & our pets.
This bond is difficult to describe especially when you see the love & affection they exhibit in this video. The emotions of our pets become contagious building this bond even stronger & makes us feel touched & loved indeed when they overwhelm us with their uncontrollable excitement.
Kikusui still isn’t sure exactly what’s going on, but there may be a clue here to explain exactly why humans and dogs have formed such a strong and lasting bond. We’ve certainly domesticated other animals. We also keep cats, rabbits, hamsters, snakes and others as pets, and work with horses and cattle and other farm animals. But in none of those other cases is the bond as strong and trust-based as it is between us and our canine companions.
It isn’t clear yet how this ability came about, especially because wolves don’t share it, but perhaps a few early wolves shared a genetic mutation that led them to bond with us and eventually be domesticated into the dogs we know today. However it happened, though, it’s one of the many wonderful gifts that dogs give us.
You can read more on Cesar’s Way about the findings by in a recent study conducted by Takefumi Kikusui, an animal behaviorist at Azabu University in Sagamihara, Japan, a group of dogs and their owners & a link, particularly oxytocin, that is discussed there.