Hey everybody...Mommie and I thought it might be kind of neat every now and then to share stuff with you that we find interesting....so that's what this column will be about. We'll share the links with you at the bottom of the post so you can read the real story. I'll just kind of summarize things for you.
So, we were reading in one of the newsletters we get about this thing called the "cuddle chemical". It's some sort of hormone called oxytocin that goes up when mommies look at their babies...kind of like a love drug. Well, they found out that the same thing happens in humans when they look into the eyes of their puppies and kittens! So, they tested people when they played with their dogs for 2 and half minutes...some of them kept making eye contact with their dog and the other people were instructed not to look into their dogs eyes. Turns out the people that made eye contact had a 20% rise in their oxytocin levels and the other people's levels actually went down. This oxytocin stuff is supposed to make your stress go away, breed trust and just lift your spirits in general....pretty cool, huh? Soooooo, now I know when I do something that might make Mommie "not so happy" I just have to make sure I look her right in the eyes for at least 2 and a half minutes....then I'm home free! Then Mommie will just melt instead of being mad at me....although Mommie melts when she looks at me anyway 'cause I'm just so darn cute...at least that's what Mommie tells me all the time.
Here are the links to the real story so you can read all about it for yourself...
www.newscientist.com/dognews and www.woofreport.com
Check them out and have a great day! Love, Freddie Girl