When I watched “What the Bleep Do We Know” for the first time, I felt like a window had been opened on another world. There was so much more than I knew. So much more to be aware of.
Although that movie focuses on the web or network that links all conscious humans together, another important book has come out that illustrates the tremendous bond between humans and animals. It’s called, “The Bond: Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to Defend Them” by Wayne Pacelle.
Recent research has come out that suggest that pets not only actively assist people, by reducing stress and lowering blood pressure, but that the pet also gets the same positive endorphins and stress reduction from their connection to their human companions.
A recent blog, in The Animal Connection, by Pat Shipman, Ph.D.,‘Hard-wired for Animals, Shipman reports that we actually have a special area in the right of our brains that is hard-wired to recognize animals, http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-animal-connection/201109/hard-wired-animals.
More amazing is that our pets may have a similar structure in their brains for bonding-recognizing-communicating with us.
As research for this blog, I asked Roxy and Kerry, my two beagles, about this bond, and they said it really does exist, and could they have more chicken, please.