Let the Fur Start Flying...Check Out This Study! - Nov. 25, 2010
We had a Chocolate lab named Buddy, the late great snoring machine.
A more loyal canine you could not find anywhere. All Buddy wanted was three things...fetch floaties, eat, sleep.
That's it, that's all.
Not the sharpest knife in the drawer, that didn't matter because her loyalty meant way more to us than anything in the world. We certainly didn't expect Buddy to file our income tax papers, that's for sure.
Now, we have Noah the cat, too. Sharp as a tack. Not much on the friendly side, surprise, surprise.
Noah, if pushed, could figure out how to open our garage door by mixing some wires and figuring out the code, I'm sure.
Having said all that, there has been an actual study completed that tells us what we've all been waiting for (I'm sure!)...dogs are smarter than cats.
Let the fur fly, baby, because I'm sure this one will generate more conversation than political squabbles.
Please read on...and we would love to hear your comments.
'Dog owners, this will confirm what you always thought. And cat owners, prepare to extend your claws: Scientists at Oxford University claim canines are smarter than felines, the London Daily Telegraph reported.
And the reason, according to the researchers, is that dogs are more social animals and, therefore, have bigger brains.
The study, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, charted the evolutionary history of various mammals' brains over 60 million years and found a link between the size of an animal's brain in relation to its body and how socially active it was.
Dr. Susanne Shultz, who led the research, told the Telegraph, "It appears that interaction is good for the brain and extends to other species, like ourselves.'"
Let the debate begin.