INTERESTING DOG THING, they’ve actually done studies to test the ability of a dog’s empathy and if they only react to their owners grief or if they’re capable of empathizing with some one they never met.
and so they had an owner with their dog and a stranger come in , and the stranger would make crying sounds and recognizable distress movements. and EVERY TIME, the cuite little doggies left the safety of their owners side to go and try and cheer up this crying stranger :W:
Dogs really do love EV ERYONE
Our dog basically does this every time grandma is visiting. Not so much the hyper stuff, but she tends to wanna stay next to gran when she naps etc, because she senses that she’s old and lonely. My grandma, however, has never been much of a dog person and doesn’t quite appreciate the gesture.
Dogs are also fiercely protective of the pregnant, and of children.
My first dog deemed us her puppies (she was older than us) an treated us as such.
I just now thought of last summer when two friends of mine who have a one year-old visited at my parents’ place, and when we were leaving and they put their kid in the stroller, our dog started howling and yelling because we were taking the child away from her.
"My father was a very generous man. He had a good job at the motor company and made a lot of money, but he never saved a penny. He took care of his family first, but then he gave all his money to people back in Yemen to keep them from starving. And I’m not talking about the American definition of starving. I mean, these people were really starving."