A dog is a man’s best friend, so the old saying goes, but did you know that humans are a dog’s best friend too?
A new study, conducted by psychologists at Harvard, claims that when your dog is sleeping they’re thinking about you and you only.
So after a long hard day of moping about, chasing after sticks, and gouging down a kilo of dog food, when your pet finally doses off they’ve got their owner in mind, reports the Daily Mail.
Dr Deirdre Barrett, a clinical and evolutionary psychologist at Harvard Medical School explained that alike humans, dogs dream of things that have happened to them throughout their days – and since your probably the most prominent feature in your dog’s life, they’re most likely dreaming of you.
Since dogs are generally extremely attached to their human owners, it’s likely your dog is dreaming of your face, your smell and of pleasing or annoying you.
What probably wont come as much of a surprise to you is that your cat isn’t dreaming about you because cats really don’t give a shit. Instead, your cats probably dreaming about catching mice, according to Deirdre.
Cats lay quietly through the other stages of sleep, and when REM began, they leapt up, stalked, pounced, arched their backs and hissed.
They looked like they were hunting mice in their dreams.
I guess that’s just more reason to be a dog lover than a cat person…
Joseph Loftus is a Gold Standard NCTJ journalist with four years experience working for international and regional press.
As well as working for UNILAD and LADbible, Joseph has worked as Liverpool Correspondent for Unsigned & Independent Magazine, as well as stints with the Liverpool Echo and Warrington Guardian.