January 21, 2010 at 3:07 pm , by Rachel Shippy
There ‘s nothing more comforting than when your pet greets you at the door, tail wagging. Even on days when you’re coming in from the rain, soaking wet, carrying broken soggy shopping bags, he’s still there, thrilled to see you. It is truly an animal-induced ego boost. Those could have been anyone’s keys jingling in the hallway, but somehow Fluffy knew exactly who was approaching the front door… But does that mean that pets can tell time? More importantly, how do they know? While Fluffy clearly isn’t wearing a wrist watch every day, he is still in tune with your schedule, according to psychologist William A. Roberts. Cats and dogs are mainly wired for feeding times, which pretty much throws your ‘just excited to see me’ theory out the window (stupid science). I’ll take the unconditional love waiting at the welcome mat (even if it’s the unconditional love of roast beef)!