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Do pets have emotions?

Sister Jean 2012/04/23 20:11:20
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  • erica s. 2012/04/26 01:41:51
    yes
    erica s.
    +1
    my dogs literally cry when we have to leave them at home and are cheery when the whole family is together.
  • Earthly Resident 2012/04/25 00:36:18
    yes
    Earthly Resident
    +1
    tell me they don't and i'll say u nvr owned a dog, lol :))
  • Veritas 2012/04/24 22:01:17
    yes
    Veritas
    +1
    Sure. My dog gets agitated during storms, gets happy to see me . . . absolutely.
  • Gordon 2012/04/24 21:32:43
    yes
    Gordon
    +1
    Every one of our dogs have displayed emotions. Only one of our cats did.
  • Boomer 2012/04/24 20:38:52
    yes
    Boomer
    +2
    I have owned dogs all my life (I am 56) and I can tell you that they do, and they dream.
  • Kristen *Guru* Lynn 2012/04/24 20:30:01
    yes
    Kristen *Guru* Lynn
    +2
    My dog cries all the time and when she's happy she smiles.
  • yes
    ~♠♀She-Ninja-PandasaurusRex♀♠~
    +1
    I don't know if their as varied as ours, but humans definitely have emotions.
  • oceangrl 2012/04/24 19:38:47
    yes
    oceangrl
    +3
    of course they do!!! they know what they're feeling and they know what or how we're feeling too!!
  • Bronar 2012/04/24 19:38:27
    yes
    Bronar
    +1
    Smarter ones, yes.
  • skyperkins1 2012/04/24 19:30:55
  • TuringsChild 2012/04/24 19:29:05
    yes
    TuringsChild
    +1
    Absolutely. I grew up with cats, and have seen emotions ranging from love to anger to fear to puzzlement to hate and probably many more. Animals are very emotional.
  • olylift 2012/04/24 19:28:56
    yes
    olylift
    Silly question.
  • Tomus Megalomania 2012/04/24 19:23:57
    yes
    Tomus Megalomania
    +2
    But they are cognitively limited.
  • Candy 2012/04/24 19:21:54
    yes
    Candy
    +3
    They can express remorse, happiness, affection, LOYALTY...

    hell, they express things 1 out of 25 (sociopaths) people can't.
  • Bess 2012/04/24 19:14:38
    yes
    Bess
    +1
    They Cry
  • Carol 2012/04/24 17:44:37
    yes
    Carol
    +1
    Spend an afternoon with my dogs and you will witness them go through several of them.
  • Country Gentleman 2012/04/24 17:12:10
    yes
    Country Gentleman
    +2
    I believe they do. At least three happy, angry and jealous.
  • TJ 2012/04/24 17:04:02
    yes
    TJ
    +1
    Totally....if you have ever had a pet dog or cat that you have raised, then you should know this for sure....
  • SoCalEx-Dem 2012/04/24 16:38:32
    yes
    SoCalEx-Dem
    +1
    Sure they do, my dogs loose their mind when I leave the house, emotional wrecks by the time I return. Gonna ask my vet for some meds before they stroke out.
  • Wren77 2012/04/24 16:34:04 (edited)
    yes
    Wren77
    +2
    You can always tell when your pet is happy, sad, contented.
  • Sister ... Wren77 2012/04/24 16:49:47
    Sister Jean
    agree cats purr
  • stef 2012/04/24 16:11:01
    yes
    stef
    +1
    my cat sure does
    hates it when hes left alone =)
  • Lady Whitewolf 2012/04/24 15:50:11
    yes
    Lady Whitewolf
    +1
    of course!
  • KoAm 2012/04/24 15:32:29
  • turtledove123 2012/04/24 15:28:01
    yes
    turtledove123
    +1
    If I don't play with my doggie enough, she gets a really, really bad attitude. She tries to hit you with her toys. Puts them in her mouth and tosses them at you! The cat will scratch you if you don't feed him on time! Yeah, mine have emotions, definitely.
  • Just MEH....Piwan 2012/04/24 15:21:26
    yes
    Just MEH....Piwan
    +3
    Without question! Love, loyalty, sadness, loneliness, all of those traits have been obvious in my companions!
  • Boris Badinov 2012/04/24 14:38:28
    yes
    Boris Badinov
    +1
    For some reason my dog smiles at me much of the time..
  • Billy the kid 2012/04/24 13:59:43
    yes
    Billy the kid
    +1
    Absolutely. They 'feel' love and i believe implicitly that they can also 'feel' happiness and sadness-and those three emotions are among the most important to all of us.
  • Waiting in the Wings 2012/04/24 13:09:59
    yes
    Waiting in the Wings
    +2
    Most definitely! Spend some time with my nineteen-months old Chihuahua and you'll learn. You can always tell what mood he's in.
  • Mr.Steve 2012/04/24 13:08:35
  • lionheart 2012/04/24 12:51:43
    yes
    lionheart
    +2
    I believe they do.
    cats
  • NKULE 2012/04/24 12:07:06
    yes
    NKULE
    +2
    of course they do
  • Dark Angel AKA Hippiegirl 2012/04/24 08:31:03
    yes
    Dark Angel AKA Hippiegirl
    +2
    they love, they mourn, they fear, and have anger
  • Hirnungah Mancandy 2012/04/24 07:24:28
    yes
    Hirnungah Mancandy
    +2
    WATCH JUST ONE ANIMAL RESCUE SHOW THEN ASK AGAIN .
  • Cause Unknown 2012/04/24 07:13:33
    yes
    Cause Unknown
    +1
    They always have. Especially if they are very close to you. They just seem to affected by how you are feeling or acting.
  • jackie 2012/04/24 06:48:10
    yes
    jackie
    +1
    I remember when my guinea pig was dying, my other guinea pig laid right by his feet. Normally she wouldnt want to be in sight, but she saw him dying and decided to be there for him.
  • gldynmd BTO-t-BCRA-F 2012/04/24 06:23:41
    yes
    gldynmd BTO-t-BCRA-F
    +1
    Mine do.
  • ★~DoctorWhoGuru~★ 2012/04/24 06:19:04
    yes
    ★~DoctorWhoGuru~★
  • Rusty's Mom 2012/04/24 05:42:13
    yes
    Rusty's Mom
    +1
    Maybe we all need to read, The Art of Racing in the Rain. The first line is:
    "Gestures are all that I have."
    I had to take a break; it was too emotional for me! Has anyone else read it?
    Or, what about the older book - the one who put the word "alpha dog" in our vocabularies?
    Perhaps the title was The Secret Life of Dogs. The author was English. Can anyone help here?? Her research proved to her that dogs are capable of having friendships, dedicated male/female relationships, and can not only love, but mourn a lost pal or partner.
    And, can anyone forget Buck in The Call of the Wild? It is wasted on 8th and 9th graders. Worth a re- read for the larger themes that adolescents don't "get."
  • Pikaboo 2012/04/24 05:35:19
    yes
    Pikaboo
    +1
    They absolutely do.

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