Friday, July 6, 2007

Uncanny canines

As all dog lovers know, a dog is a man's best friend and even a woman's for that matter! Being a dog owner, I couldn't agree more. A dog will still be wagging it's tail at you even if you had left it alone all day. It will give you company on lonely evenings when all your loved ones are busy with their own life. And lick your face lovingly even if it has received a newspaper whack for some mischief! Rather than investing on security guards it would make sense if everyone invested a little love and care on a me the grateful mutt will guard you with his life against seen and unseen danger. Now, did I say unseen? Let me try to explain what I meant by this comment.

Animals and specially dogs are known for their sixth sense. Have you ever noticed a dog barking at a blank space? It can be really eerie I tell you. Imagine it's a dark and stormy night and you are alone at home. So far so good. All of a sudden your lazy assed dog, who never raises a paw unless absolutely necessary for it's survival, is all alert with cocked ears and it's heckles raised. You instinctively look around the room and strain your ears, only to see nothing and hear nothing! But your dog has definitely picked up a scent that it doesn't like and starts barking a blank wall. It tries to cordon off the area and stand guard in front of you, protecting you from something or someone ...unseen...

Next time you see a dog doing this just pause and ponder!