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Great blog post, Connie. When I really think about it, it is amazing the communication that occurs between dog and owner. A couple days ago as I was preparing to leave the house, Piper came into the kitchen and looked at me quizzically (really, she did!) at me as if to ask "Are you going somewhere again?" My response: "Yes, sweetie, I have to leave." She immediately rolled over on to her back for a belly scratch; which is the last thing I do before I leave the house every day.
How did she know I was leaving?? I didn't have a jacket or shoes on. I didn't go in to say goodbye to my husband. I didn't mention anything about "going" anywhere. But, there must have been something in my body language that sent her the signal that I was leaving the house.
Murphy, Riley, and Piper
Aww, what a sweet story! I think they are really geniuses if you think about it. No other animal will ever be as good at figuring us out.
I think it was a Nat Geo special I was watching that deemed them "the most successful species ever" because of their abilities to live alongside humans, with us providing for their every need. No hunting for food, free medical care, warm place to sleep. Some people have dogs who actually work for a living, but most of us maintain them pretty much free of charge. Why do we do that? Because they love us, they watch us, they know us. It's just so flattering.
Excellent blog, Connie.
Well done Connie !