Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “nose/noes/knows.” Use one, use ’em all, bonus points if you use all three. Have fun!
Anyone who has a dog discovers that it knows a lot.
Dogs comprehend many of our words and learn more about each of us than we realize. It’s clear that they study us. They know our ‘tells’ and can anticipate our moves with uncanny accuracy. Much has been written about this, but attentive dog owners learn this quickly. Just grab your car keys or put on your shoes and “Fido” is waiting at the door. Those examples are just small potatoes on the wider scale of what your pooch knows about you.
The study of chimpanzees not understanding the meaning of humans pointing at an object is one that fascinates me. Our closest genetic link in nature is oblivious to that, while dogs who don’t even have hands, seem hardwired to understand those gestures!
Dogs worry, can be jealous, can mourn, suffer from depression and love us deeply. People who love and treat them as family members always pass my first character screening with flying colors.
I’ve known and loved many dogs. Some of them weren’t even my own. Just like people, no two are alike. My life was deeply enriched by them, and I couldn’t be more thankful.
Happy Saturday everyone. ❤