Are Pets Good Judges of Character?

Some of our blog readers have politely requested that I not make them cry today. It was something like, “Can we pick a light and happy topic?” Of course I thought yesterday’s rescue story was happy, especially with the surprise puppies at the end, but even tears of joy can make us look rather worn down and puffy-eyed. I admit that I too could stand a few less tears.

Many of the tears people around me are experiencing have to do with relationship issues (and so were predisposed to crying with these emotional videos.) And, being in a rather pet-centric field, it got me wondering if we might avoid some of the relational drama if we would simply listen to our pets. Some people swear by their pet’s intuition, but others believe we’ve already made up our minds about people, and animals simply pick up on cues from us and reflect them. Continue reading