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 dog...trust 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 furiously...at 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!



6 comments:

ayesha said...

Somehow I could never understand the whole fuss people make about dogs. I mean I don't hate them any other pet for that matter, but I am not too comfortable having them around me. They are ok, if they do not hang around my space. But after reading this I am seriously beginning to have second thoughts……

Abhijit Chanda said...

Hi there and welcome to the world of Blog! I'm gonna keep an eye on you!

aditi said...

Jini
Its so damn cool!!!! both the content and your style, and all the more as you know I am a believer. I have often seen the behavior you describe, now I know the reason for it. Thank you, I believe what you say. And I love the way you say it.
I too would like to share an experience involving the royal canines. When I used to live in Bangalore my house was right next to a Catholic graveyard. In fact that’s what my balcony overlooked. It was green, a very restive and peaceful sight. I never had a problem with that graveyard. In fact I used to spend long minutes just staring at it. Languid. Lethargic.
Then there was one night …..I was alone , I don’t know if its my imagination but possibly it was an overcast sky.
That night, the whole time, the locality dogs howled. Yes that’s right, they were not barking, not crying, I don’t know that sound, I can’t describe it. But it went on and on. I switched the TV on to drown that wretched holler. It would not go. Finally I concluded that a pup must have died & half expected to be greeted by that pathetic site the next morning.
But the streets were as usual, quiet, leafy, aristocratic when I stepped out after that sleepless night. No dog corpse, no gathering of street canines, nothing…..
However that sound has remained with me & shall for the rest of my life. All of them, about 20 to 30 dogs could not have been mad just for a night. Could they? Did they perhaps see something we thankfully could not? Were they protecting us from the invisible? Why were they so primitive that night? Why does the memory still send a chill down my spine? I hope I never discover the answers to these questions.
Keep writing Jini
For us
Give us a window to the unseen and just may be we will learn to look.

arpita9 said...

Dogs have always been known to a man's best friend......i copmletely agree with jini.....though I don't have a dog but still I do understand the fact that what this blog tries to say is something that we should always understand.....

gauravbrills said...

Hi ..

the post was very touching ..reminded me of my dog .Sometimes pets do become a part of ur family and when u recall every found memory with them ..you can't stop but smile....

cheers !

Madwoman said...

hahaha yeah my dog does that at times.. and me, the scary ass idiot who thinks there are spirits around..get scared.