I own a cat and I don't think there is an emotion that humans can experience that my cat can't experience. Do you feel the same way about your pet?
Yes. I have two cats who exhibit adoration, peevishness and absolute brattiness if they think they are being ignored or want attention just like a small child would.
R2, my mutt would positively grin when the German Shepherd got into trouble.
Right now, I am experiencing complete and utter embarrassment over Miss Reese Witherspoon. Ai Chihuahua!
It's been pretty much scientifically proven that pets (cats and dogs) cannot experience shame or regret.
It may SEEM like it, but they're reacting to how they think you'll react, at most. Mostly it's humans 'reading into' what the pets are doing.
I don't believe pets can experience worry, particularly over the future.
However, I do believe they can anticipate the future, something they demonstrate every day at dinner time.
Fear of Men on the Land
Hatred of non-Masculine Men
Disgust of Republicans
They certainly do have gay pride.
Me and my cat both love to lick buttholes.
There is absolutely no emotion that my goldfish doesn't experience. He's got it all.
I don't know where I read or saw this but it was a study on dogs. The result was that dogs do not respond emotionally but visually. They do not feel bad about pooping in the house (hence the "guilty" look), they are reacting to the screaming and yelling by their owner.
Pet love = You gave me food/you scratched that itch
Pet hate = You didn't give me food/you didn't scratch that itch
That about covers it.
Cesar says dogs don't have real emotions -- they're good at reading people and acting in whatever way gets them what they want.
frustration over job search or work burnout
My cat definitely does not experience either worry or shame.
Fear of Men on The Land!!!!!
I'll have you know that my womyn pussy Labianna can absolutely tremble when a penised person enters my menses hut to repair something. In order to allay her natural anxiety, I gently drape my hemp vagina cape over her widdle green limpid pools and sing her a soothing anthem of pussy positivity.
Do cat owners realise that if one day they were magically shrunk to the size of pepperpots, their cats would eat them without a second thought. It would all get very Timothy Treadwell.
My dog has a great sense of humor.
Cats definitely experience some sort of embarrassment. Watch a cat do something clumsy like falling off a table and they will look around to see if anyone saw and immediately start grooming themselves.
My cat definitely worries
I think dogs feel shame. I've two dogs. If they get locked in by accident and I come home to poop in the middle of the carpet, I simply squat near the poop and say something like "omg, who's poop is this??" between the two dogs excitedly welcoming me, one will slink off head down. lol. oh, they know who made the mess.
another instance is when they are in the act of pooping. They normally wander around the garden to pick a spot. It's almost always out of my sight. A few times, I would stumble upon them mid-drop, they whip their head to look at you then head would dip in (well i'd think) shame, then they move elsewhere to finish their business. It's quite funny, but I feel for them so I try not to bother them while they're at it.
My dog will poop with 1000 people watching him. Couldn't care less.
Dogs are happy to see their owners when they come home. Dogs have traveled hundreds and thousands of miles to reunite with their owner.
That's actually a short and sweet way to describe a sociopath, R15.
Dogs and Cats, but mostly dogs are domesticated. People forget that is 2000 years of breeding and selecting dogs that we like, respond to us, look cute, protect us and depend on us.
They absolutely have most if not all of our emotions because we bread them that way by selectively keeping the ones that did.
That is why wolves cannot be turned into pets like dogs even if raised as a pup.