What is Your Dog Thinking?
He was a cross-whippet that I rescued from a shelter. I didn’t like to board him when I went away from home in case it brought back unhappy memories of his sad start in life. However, I was lucky to have a friend who would look after him.
I missed him a lot when we were apart and apparently he missed me too. He would show it big time when I came to collect him. The moment he saw me, he would leap on me, his tail wagging fast enough to cause a hurricane. Then he would cover my face with big slobbery kisses.
But when we got home, his attitude completely change. For a few hours, whenever I spoke to him he could turn his head away and ignore me. He was in the huff and was letting me know that he was't happy that I'd left him. Once he was satisfied he had punished me enough, we were best buddies again.
But that wasn’t the end of it. Have you heard the phrase to dog someone’s heels? Meaning to follow them very closely. Well, that’s what he did. He dogged my heels for days. Whenever I turned around, I tripped over him. I couldn’t even go to the bathroom, without him following me. He refused to let me out of his sight.
That kind of behaviour sounds very human. Here's some other examples of our four-legged friends behaving like we do:
Dogs Get Jealous
Dogs Are Smart
Dogs Curl Up To Keep Warm
Dogs Pant To Keep Cool
To find out what my fictional dog Rufus gets up to in WOOF, A BOY'S BEST FRIEND, read a sample HERE