Monday, October 7, 2013

How dogs became (one of) our best friends

We thought this infographic was a perfect way to recognize that October is National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. The information below reminds us of the fascinating Nova episode we watched on PBS several months ago, entitled "Dogs Decoded." If you haven't seen it, you can watch it online here.

This infographic comes to us by way of The Uncommon Dog, the online store that features all things dog. Thanks, guys!

And *ahem* about that title... well, we kittehs can be best friends, too. Just meowin'.


  1. Nope, not buyin that... Sorry. MOL! Not the cat version.

  2. That is a fun infographic and maybe they should do a cat one. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. Hah! But can dogs kiss with just their eyes? :p

  4. Pretty cool. The two little doggies next door are my friends. We sniff noses thru the fence. he he - they are cute and like me.

  5. Oh weve seen this and it's so cool.. Must show it to Alfie..BOL xxooxx

    Mollie and Alfie

  6. My human's best friends have always been cats.

  7. We are lucky to have dogs, cats, horses, and any and all animals capable of loving us...since it would seem that so many humans leave much to be desired to other humans!! Heehee :p

    the critters in the cottage ox

  8. I love my furbling pups! Me-Ommmmmm

  9. Interesting stuff
    Remember what we did for Agriculture too! Meow

  10. Very interesting...
    I wonder if there's been research as to a human's response to the sound of a kitten or cat. : )

    ...other than melting hearts and stuff.

    ; )

  11. There are many species that demonstrate a strong connection with humans. Love the graphic...very clever.

    Critter Alley

  12. It is a great infographic (can't we just say poster? it's easier to spell) and now they need one on cats and dogs together

  13. Nope!

    Not buying it!

    I believe that cats are A LOT smarter and they are OUR best friends!!

    Dogs chase cars and drink from the potty!

    And they EAT their own poop!!

    While us cats don't do that!!!!

    The babies~

  14. We think that Ragdoll Mommy may have it right, especially the poop-eating part. We always point to that as proof that we are a more evolved life form than dogs.

  15. Dogs are not my best friend nor TW's when they crap all over the common area of our condo complex and no one cleans up after them.

  16. The mom is a softie, so she will buy that story!

    (You made our mom laff saying you were Chewish! While the mom wasn't raised Chewish, she does have Chewish ancestors. She's always felt an affinity but only recently discovered this.)

  17. Me is NOT buying that story :)
    But my mom is !


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