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Will I Ever Be The Person My Dog Thinks I Am?

Updated on October 10, 2011

For Dog Lovers

If you have ever owned a dog, you know exactly what this title means. I am the owner of two dogs, a black lab and a sheltie. The sheltie is more of a business man and the lab is forever young, even though they are both thirteen.You would think after this many years, they would see me for the very imperfect person that I am….but no. Wagging tails always greet me at the door, loving licks are always available at my request and somehow they know when to approach and when I am busy or pre-occupied.They also ALWAYS let me know when it is time for dinner!

When dealing with a serious illness a few years ago, I was not very attentive to my buddies' needs. Not once did they have an accident in the house, not once did they leave my side and not once did they whine or complain from lack of attention. How does an animal know such things? Is there a different scent to a sick person possibly? Their tremendous sense of smell alone makes them invaluable for many services. Did you know they have even been used to detect illness?Here is a great example of a dog’s instinct.

Animals also have the wonderful ability to live in the moment. They can’t worry about things yet to come or fret about the past-what a great way to go through life! My boys are old now and have issues that require my attention.Of course they simply get up and deal with whatever life brings them each day.We have shared many years bringing each other happiness and now it is my turn to show them the same kind of understanding and patience they have shown me. I shall rise to the occasion!

One of my favorite trainers is Cesar Millan. He is a fabulous trainer because he understands the nature of a dog and works within its understanding and intelligence. I have noticed that many times a dog’s behavior problems start with its owner. While reading about Cesar’s theories, he remarked-“I was realizing that I would need to train owners and rehabilitate, fulfill, or balance their dogs.” I knew then why he is called a “Dog Whisperer”. He also agrees that a dog uses its intuition when relating to humans. Here is a great example:

For as long as I can remember, animals have been one of my loves.Their loyalty is heartwarming and their love is unconditional. Who could ask for more! If you have a dog, you have a true friend. Now, if you are an awesome owner who always thinks of his/her pet first, knows its nature instinctively, and are totally loyal and non- judging towards it, then you may just deserve your dog!

Smart Dog-Joke

A man went to visit a friend and was amazed to find him playing chess with his dog. He watched the game in astonishment for a while. “I can hardly believe my eyes!” he exclaimed. “That’s the smartest dog I’ve ever seen.” “Nah, he’s not so smart,” the friend replied. “I’ve beaten him three games out of five.”

Rocky and Bullwinkle

One of my favorite cartoon dogs-Mr. Peabody and his pet boy Sherman
One of my favorite cartoon dogs-Mr. Peabody and his pet boy Sherman | Source

A Great Video About Best Friends


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      picklesandrufus 5 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      Thanks so much Eddy! I really appreciate your comments and support.

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      Oh how I loved this one and am going to link it back to my Facebook page.

      Great work as always.

      Take care and enjoy your day:


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      picklesandrufus 6 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      appreciate your comments!

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      alexiapittman 6 years ago

      Great article that any dog lover can relate to!

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      Linda Morgan 6 years ago

      A dog's loyalty is humbling. Aren't we lucky to have them?

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      Mary Hyatt 6 years ago from Florida

      I love dogs, too!!! I have a Miniature Schnauzer named Baby. I wrote a Hub about her. She is the Queen of our house! Loved reading about your dogs.

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      To answer your question in the title...probably not. Ha! Animals are so non-judgemental, loving, caring, protective and sweet...we humans can only hope to be as such. Nice hub!