There was an article in the New York Times yesterday about whether or not
dogs are capable of an advanced and complex emotion like jealously or do
they just want the attention of their owners.
I think they want the attention of their owners, especially when the owners
are paying attention to something else. I always thought it was jealously.
I know my dog wants nothing to do with me in the early evening and stays
in her bed or under the couch. If I go on the phone though, while I am sitting
down, she jumps on my lap until I say "Goodbye," and then jumps off and
goes back under the couch or in her bed. That is what little kids do too.
Is this jealously, or just wanted attention?