5 Incredible Things Dogs Sense About You

5 Incredible Things Dogs Sense About You

For centuries, people have been turning to their beloved pooches for  affection and companionship. And for good reason — dogs are incredibly  perceptive and intelligent creatures. They may not understand the nuances of  everyday life, of course, but dogs have an incredible ability to understand how  their pet parents are feeling emotionally, and even physically.  Indeed, they don’t call ‘em man’s best friend for nothing!

Click through to check out some of the amazing things that your canine friend  can tell about you.

1. They Know if You’re Scared.

Heard something go bump in the night? Dogs can pick up on your fear, and will  usually mimic your behavior. If you’d like to alleviate your dog’s fear, you  need to alleviate your own first! One exception, though, would be the  several breeds that have been, well, bred, to be guard dogs.

2. They Notice Inequality.

Dogs can tell if you’re playing favorites. Let’s say you have two dogs who  both earned a treat for good behavior. If you give a treat to only one, the  other will likely pick up on that, and believe she’s done something wrong. They  can even stop cooperating all together. Perhaps there’s something us humans can  learn from this!

3. They Know Whether or Not You’re Paying  Attention.

Any pet parent with a sneaky pooch knows this one is totally true! The  science backs it up, too: studies have shown that dogs are perfectly aware  whether or not there are any people around, and will behave accordingly. Even  the most well-behaved dog on the block can’t risk temptations when no humans are  around to scold them.

4.  They Can Tell if You’re  Sick.

Dogs have long been prized — and put to work  — for their keen sense of smell. Their noses are thousands of times stronger  than the average human! Just as dogs are trained to sniff for drugs or  explosives, dogs have also been successfully trained to pick up on the extremely  subtle scents our bodies give off when we have cancer. Other dogs have been  trained to alert their pet parents when they’re about to have a seizure minutes  or even hours before an attack will happen– though it’s not entirely clear if  this skill is related to dog’s sense of smell.

5. They Know If You’re Sad.

Does your dog somehow know just what to do when you’re not feeling so happy?  You’re not imagining it — studies have shown that dogs can pick up on your  sadness and are more likely to approach you. One such study placed two people,  one crying and one quiet, in a room. Almost all of the dogs approached the  crying person, and most of those did so with submissive body language — even if  the crying person was a stranger to them. Researchers, though, aren’t entirely  clear on whether this means that dogs fully understand empathy.

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Elder’s Meditation of the Day – January 9

Elder’s Meditation of the Day – January 9

“So, with the Native way, it’s not whether people find out about what you’ve done or not… that’s not nearly as strong as having your source of morality within you, having your morality arise out of an inner perception of what is wrong, ridiculous, or shameful. You are your own judge.”

 

–Eunice Baumann-Nelson, Ph.D., PENOBSCOT

Inside each of us is a voice. It is a quiet voice. It is a guiding voice. If we listen for it, it will guide us, and help us avoid disaster. It is especially active when we are afraid, when we are in doubt, when we are scared, when we need help, and when we get angry. If we are excited emotionally, it is hard to hear this voice. If we are angry, it’s hard to hear this voice because it is usually quiet. The best thing we can do is to practice getting quiet. If we don’t get quiet, there is another voice called the judge. It tells us to attack or say bad things to other people or to judge ourselves. This voice is loud and usually gets us into trouble.

Creator, Great Mystery, help me listen for the quiet voice. Let me know this voice of Yours. Your ways are gentle. Guide me with this voice. Thank you.

Blessings To Everyone This Fantastic Friday!

I apologize for us, yes “us,” running late. Lady A and I are sharing a computer today. She is sitting beside me looking at everything I do. Anyone want to adopt a witch? I am kidding, of course. I love her to death and I am very glad she is here. It didn’t seem like the same place without her here.

She has been wanting to read all the comments in the back. I have been wanting to get the posting done. We have had a conflict of interest, lol! There a lot of wonderful comments in the back. We thank you for them and we will eventually work our way through them and reply to you all. There are great words of encouragement and love expressed in them. We truly thank you for your love and support. You are all very special and we love each one of you.

We hope you have a fantastic Friday and a super weekend,

Love and Hugs,

Lady A and Annie

 

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Good Morning, Sunshines! How Ya’ll Doing This Super Sunday!

I hope better than me. It is raining, dreary and just down right nasty here. But we need the rain, desperately. We have been in an extreme drought situation here.

Well since I am running late (as usual, sorry!), I am going to get right down to it.

Have a Super Sunday!

Lady A

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Daily Motivator for Aug. 2nd – Keep expecting the best

Keep expecting the best

Expect the best. Accept what comes. Make the most of it. Repeat.

It’s always best to expect the very best of yourself, of others, and of life.  Yet those expectations can take time to manifest.

Surely and eventually your persistent positive expectations will bear fruit.  So give them the opportunity to do their best work by diligently doing your best  work.

Embrace each moment as it comes. You cannot change what has already been  handed to you but you can absolutely find a positive course of action.

Keep expecting the very best, and working toward it, especially when  circumstances tell you otherwise. Keep expecting the very best, no matter what,  and you’ll make it happen.

— Ralph Marston

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