Our BFF Just Keeps Getting Better

on September 1, 2018
Cute Dog

Image courtesy of Eric Higdon

Your dog can read your mind. Well, not literally, but two recent studies confirm the close emotional links dogs have with humans. The first showed that dogs can smell fear. That’s a common assertion, but the study proved that when dogs smell sweat from a human who is afraid, they seek reassurance from their owners and are less open to strangers. When they smell sweat from a happy human, they exhibit happiness themselves.

The second study showed that dogs’ faces are more expressive when humans are looking at them. This sensitivity to human emotion and attention points to a Creator who knew how domesticated dogs would benefit humanity.

Article text was taken from Answers magazine, March–April, 2018, pg 32.