where hypotheses come to die (madman101) wrote,
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Dog tails - part 2

My dog remembers his dreams!  As we lay on my futon a few hours ago, I felt his legs 'running' in their sleep.  I whispered, "run!'  And he ran harder.  He is so suggestible when he dreams.  Since we have been having the latest round of neighbour troubles, I figured I should do a little dog-programming.  So, I whispered, "help!", etc., and, "bark!"  Immediately, he gave out a very loud edgy yowl, twice!  that woke him up and he lay there thinking.  So, a little later, we were in the kitchen, and I said, "Thank you for helping me."  And he just stops, standing there thinking.  And I continue, "Thank you for barking."  He totally knew what I was talkign about, because he gave that big forward 'jump' and wagging tail.  Normally, he would either just have stood there, like, "whatever," or he would have obliged me mildly just so he could get a cookie.  But I know this big waggy jump, it is always a signal that he knows exactly what I mean, as it has been proved itself so many other times.  So, madman has basically proved that dogs remember their dreams - or at least they can, or some of them can, if they are in a loving environment.  A dog scrapping for food, survival, dominance, etc., has no business remembering dreams.  Dogs are not usually known to be patient, musing, contemplative animals.  Actually, getting my Akita to this point, over the years, is a great accomplishment.  But at least he had no real background of torment or anything.  He just spent his puppy days out doors on a leash, sometimes playing with children.

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Tags: animals - dogs - akita, animals - dogs - my dogs, animals - intelligence, my dogs - (& see animals - d...), psychology - animals - dogs
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