Can’t Fool A DogPosted: January 15, 2012
H/T to Claire
Dogs know. My late son Ralph, in addition to being the best watchdog ever, was also an excellent judge of character. If Ralph backed up and growled low in the presence of a stranger, I knew I had a situation. If Ralph gently walked over to and briefly sniffed and nuzzled a stranger, he’d look back at me to say “This guy’s OK.”
In the movie Terminator, people used dogs to sniff out terminators. Truth in fiction. I’m not sure whether it’s a lightning-fast estimation of body movements or a sixth sense, but dogs are so good at character estimation that I trust them over people to decide the worth of a person. And I’ve never met a “dog-person” that I didn’t like.
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