A majority of canine owners who can’t trick a human into sharing a bed with them literally lie down with dogs, according to a new study.
This behavior not only violates Scripture, but is unhealthy, according to smart people at the the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, who’ve got time for this kinda thing when not overreacting to other perceived threats.
Women are more likely than men to sleep with dogs, which I could have told them for free.
The study busts out several maladies that can affect those foolish enough to share a bed with an animal, including the fantastically titled “zoonoses,” which is any infectious disease transmitted from animal to man. (e.g. lycanthropy)
Specific afflictions include:
“The risk for transmission of zoonotic agents by close contact between pets and their owners through bed sharing, kissing or licking is real and has even been documented for life-threatening infections such as plague,” some researcher said.
Or, as a cranky husband might phrase it — “Beds are for people!”