Pet Dog ...A Patient Listener
July 28, 2007 7:27am CST
Have you ever observed this phenomenon. I have tried it and found it true and fascinating. Bring in your pet dog for a chat...he/she would definitely be lending a patient hearing to whatever you have to utter. At times, I would wonder if the poor pet was given the gift of the gab so as to respond.
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28 Jul 07
Dogs are patient listeners yeah I have one country breed very aggressive, very sharp and very very active listener. I often chat with him and find him listening and then suddenly began to play with my limbs as if he had understood that " Oh My Lord you need some entertainment or you wish to release some of your tensions". I sit and chat and the expressions are as if it is understanding everything and just waiting for a proper time to respond. Sometimes it just listens one word and begun to play with the ball as if everything is understood and lets play it will cure you. Many a times while I am watching a Television show It comes and put it's paws on my limbs to lure me to have a chat or have some play with a ball. Though I haven't trained it throughly but I am amazed by the spell bounding emotions that my dog gives out during the chat. Fear, happiness, surprise awe and aggression sometimes simultaneously some times one by one. I wonder if dogs have not been their then what would have been the world. No one to talk about. A simple scientific explanation behind this phenomenon is that Dogs are social animals I means they live a social life making groups, assigning territories, choosing a leader and partner. So By listening us they try to understand what kind of role I am going to fit in. They never feel harm from and they always expect a work and reward ( as most of the Dogs are trained in that way ) and they also find a no-competitive leadership gratification in some other sense second to being a owner.
28 Jul 07
Personally I do not have a pet. However, I heard from my uncles and aunties who keep dogs as pets. They say the same thing. I believe that's why dogs are supposedly man's best friends and that they can empathise with their owners. I believe even if the dogs do not have the gift of the gab to respond, they do respond in other ways. I have heard of dogs dropping their ears when their owners are sad.
28 Jul 07
yes i had observed that too and i see that they are blessed to feel what we feel as well..when i feel down i always talk to my terrier and he would just look at me like he wanna tell me i'm here mommy i understand..he is so lovable and everytime i speak to him he would just lean his head on my lap and lay down..somehow i know he feels me and i love just how he makes me feel good.
29 Jul 07
Dear sukumar794, What you observed about pet dog is true. When I was in my village our dog will even listen while we frinds were talking to each other. My friends used to tell me, see your dog, it was listening to our conversation as if it is also participating in our conversation. Once we were talking about going to river side in the evening just for fun. In the evening the dog was waiting and become restless giving some sort of sound since my friends came late for going to river. It also started accompaning us to river. My friend who came earlier said to other friends, see his dog had become restless and starting moaning since you people came late.