Dog's Gaze Has Healing Power

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    Apr 17, 2015 12:50 AM GMT
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    NYT: Dogs who trained a long gaze on their owners had elevated levels of oxytocin, a hormone produced in the brain that is associated with nurturing and attachment, similar to the feel-good feedback that bolsters bonding between parent and child. After receiving those long gazes, the owners’ levels of oxytocin increased, too.

    http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/04/16/the-look-of-love-is-in-the-dogs-eyes/?ref=health
  • Amira

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    Apr 17, 2015 4:52 PM GMT
    What about my cat icon_surprised.gif
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    Apr 17, 2015 5:12 PM GMT
    They're trying to use The Doggie Force.
    These are the cookies you're looking for
    You will walk over here and rub my belly


    Seriously, watch a Border Collie work. They don't chase after the sheep unless they need to. They just give them The Look and the sheep examines all of his recent sins and how guilty he feels about them and meekly goes where he's supposed to. Works on cats too.
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    Apr 18, 2015 8:39 AM GMT
    Un hunh...
  • hebrewman

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    Apr 18, 2015 11:28 AM GMT
    Amira saidWhat about my cat icon_surprised.gif


    of course you can count your cat in on this. why not? it makes perfect sense.
  • hebrewman

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    Apr 18, 2015 11:31 AM GMT
    i know i feel great when my boston terrier looks at me. sometimes he is dead on, sometimes he turns his head and gives me the 'one eye stare'. then there are those times when he hops onto the sofa, crawls over to me and 'eye fucks' me. you know. that lingering not moving stare. priceless.
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    Apr 18, 2015 9:15 PM GMT
    Thanks to RJ this article is one of the most e-mailed article at the NYT.!
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    Apr 19, 2015 2:28 AM GMT
    I think that article misspelled Oxycontin.
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    Apr 20, 2015 12:26 AM GMT
    Any friendly gaze has healing power, a dog's, or a BF's or partner's.

    But I'll agree, a dog's gaze tends to be more constant & intense. Whereas a BF's is rather more hit or miss. Maybe something for us to consider when our partner falls ill.

    Give him a dog's stare. Right at his eye. No distractions, focused totally on him. Could this work as well as a dog?
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    Apr 22, 2015 12:44 AM GMT
    The NYT is a preeminent newspaper of this country. They cover a range of issues including gay weddings. In contrast, you, SouthBeach, copy and paste from sites that hate gays. Why do you do that?
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    Apr 22, 2015 2:36 AM GMT
    ^ In your list you left out gay hating sites like Daily Mail, for example. On 16 July 1993 the Mail ran the headline "Abortion hope after 'gay genes' finding".