I had an anthropology professor who swore that animals do not love their owners; they are just loyal out of instinctual self-preservation. I call bullshit on that theory, and so does a new study that shows that dogs cry tears of happiness when they are reunited with their owners.
Researchers studied the tear ducts of 22 dogs after they’d been separated from their owners for five to seven hours. When the owners came back, the tear production increased by 10% and the dogs produced oxytocin, the hormone known to be associated with emotional bonding.
That professor can eat a dog bone! My dog loves me!