Dogs That Know When Their Owners Are Coming Home: And Other Unexplained Powers of Animals
Well if that title doesn't get you thinking I don't know what would. I was pretty intrigued. It's a great little interesting read all about animals and dogs that know when people are sick or when their owners start heading home for the day. Even dogs that knew when their owners died in wars hundreds of miles away.
But that is only half the story. You see I have a little boy Chihuahua.. my Susu who always knows when we are going to be sick. He velcros himself to the soon to be deathly ill person about 24 hours before the current plague hits. A clingy Susu often means it's time to get some extra vitamin C and clear your schedule for the week because you are going down.
However, he cannot fathom what on Earth I could possibly be yapping on about whenever I say something simple like... oh, I don't know SIT.... ! Always thought that one was supposed to be easy but not so much around here. The boys are so opposed to sitting that I'm starting to think the cold floor is just not getting along with their hoolahs.. so they are just like.. 'uh.. nope.. not gonna do it.'
But while I was reading about dogs that knew when their owners were coming home.. dogs that can predict seizures.. and all the other amazing things that dogs can do I had that grand 'light bulb' moment of all moments!!
What if I close my eyes really really tight and focus all of my mental ESP energy on Susu sitting. Would he then suddenly be like 'Oh so THAT'S what all the fuss was about' and just sit?? It's a long-shot but if it worked, this would revolutionize my life with dogs..
It would be like using The Force on the Chihuahuas.. How awesome would dog training be then.
Anywho, I'm gonna go try to 'use my mind' to get my dogs to do stuff and I'll get back with you in a few days on this.. I'd love for you to try it too and let me know if it works. Afterall, this Jedi Mindtrick stuff is only gonna be as good as the mind doing it and well.. I'm currently going to try using my nonexistent Jedi powers to get my dogs to sit so what does that tell you??
Have a great day everyone and Go Have Some Fun!! It's SATURDAY!!