Its existence only came to light when Ohio University researchers, Dr Nancy Stevens and Dr Matthew Borths, studied specimens that had been placed in a drawer at the National Museums of Kenya several decades ago.
The experiment also showed that dogs don’t like it if people are rude to their owners or treat their owners badly. As most pet owners say, “we don’t trust someone if our dog doesn’t”.
Some days, they would have a bite of chicken sandwiches, which he used to bring from his office canteen, on others, it was dog food. Now, out of the furries he befriended, two were his favourites – a female dog with white fur and a male with brown fur.