Short Takes

November 2005 Issue

Short Takes: 11/05

A study on attachment; foreign bodies and cats; a very special owner

Are We Attached Yet? Twenty five years after a landmark study established stereotypes regarding the personalities of pet owners, those curious sociologists are at it again — trying to learn why so many of us keep all those critters around the house. Reporting on “Pet Attachment and Personality Type” in the journal Anthrozoos (Vol. 18, No.1), Debra K. Bagley and Virginia L. Gonsman confess surprise at their findings. …

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