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(io9)   Scientists examine if pets are capable of feeling guilt. Your dog wants absolution   (io9.com) divider line 55
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2012-10-15 05:58:52 PM  

Nogale: uttertosh: Denver sure does

I howled with laughter the first time I saw that video.


I just showed it to my motherinlaw who owns a golden lab/border collie mix.... while she was drinking coffee. She owes me a new keyboard. [/motherinlaw-spitnotswallow-joke]
 
2012-10-15 06:36:56 PM  

holdmybones: Sure, for exactly 30 seconds.


Wow - got 30% into the thread before this. I was beginning to think I'd have to post it myself.
 
2012-10-16 05:33:39 AM  

Lonestar: [www.catshaming.co.uk image 522x700]


Cats are also bad, though they might not care about being shamed.


Actually, that sounds like the cat was trying to feed her.
 
2012-10-16 09:22:21 AM  
simplicimus:

I carry a lot of guilt around, and none of it affects my pack membership.

That's because you can keep it to yourself, a benefit of the big human forebrain.

It's not that humans aren't smarter than dogs (usually), just that dogs also have many of the same emotions and basic social mechanisms we do.

Cockroaches feeling guilt would surprise me.
 
2012-10-16 11:25:09 PM  
FTA: Which situation do you think is correct? Which do you want to be correct?

What situation? Huh? Anyone who can parse that with the previous part of the article please explain.
 
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