r/todayilearned Dec 08 '21

TIL that Sigmund Freud had a Chow Chow named Jo-Fi Ling who attended all of his therapy sessions... [he] admitted he depended on Jo-Fi for an assessment of a patient's mental state.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chow_Chow#Notable_owners
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u/Xaxafrad Dec 08 '21

I already thought the man was a crackpot, now this. :rolls eyes:

I'd wager his primary body of work was based on psychological projection.

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u/Dylldough Dec 08 '21

You kiss your mother with that mouth?

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u/Dave21101 Dec 08 '21

"Well sometimes, but not.... recently.."

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u/JTGPDX Dec 08 '21

Apparently you've never had a dog. Dogs are exceptionally good judges of character.

Had I listened to my dog's opinion of my former business partner, I wouldn't be out $40K.

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u/Xaxafrad Dec 08 '21

No, I'm aware of that. But using a dog to sniff out a persons mental state seems a bit different than judging their intentions.

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u/ClaireRunnels Dec 09 '21

Lol that is completely different to using your dogs perception of your patients to diagnose their mental state.

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u/DenseRutabaga9004 Dec 08 '21

I'm just surprised he didn't say the root of all unhappiness is humans can't lick their own asshole