posted on 09/18/2009 3:08:41 PM PDT
("They spent a trillion dollars on a guess?" ---Astute DUmmie observation)
What about wild dogs?
Those are the domesticated animals that are living in a feral state. The dog, though, is one of the oldest of the domesticated animals. Even feral, it's inherently a step above a house cat.
posted on 09/18/2009 3:13:33 PM PDT
Social pack behavior is in the genes of dogs. As you are the alpha leader of the pack, your dog will display certain behavior traits to show subservience to you. One of these is what we as humans would interpret as guilt. It is not guilt per se, but your dog knows that it needs to defer to your authority and circumvent your displeasure in order to remain part of the pack.
posted on 09/18/2009 3:22:19 PM PDT
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