Friday, April 9, 2010

Dogs are as Smart as 5 year olds

Some dogs really are as smart (or smarter) than 5 year old human children, just as DVM Stanley Coren wrote in his book "The Intelligence of Dogs." Case in point:
Last night our 5 year old Weimaraner Dolly woke me up at 2:30 a.m. She stood on my side of the bed panting. That's how she's started to signal me in the middle of the night that she has to go outside and isn't feeling well. I let her outside and she had to throw up. It's not only that action, but what she did when she came inside.

Flashback to three weeks ago. She woke me then when she wasn't feeling well at 1 a.m. I let her out then, and she threw up (she loves to eat grass every couple of weeks). When she came inside, she was shivering, so I took her into our upstairs TV room and laid down on her large bed with her, and covered the both of us with blankets. I held her that night for hours until she got comfortable, and we both went to sleep.
Back to last night - When she came in from outside she remembered that one time we went upstairs and she headed for the upstairs TV room! She KNEW that I would sleep on her upstairs bed with her and comfort her. Last night, I decided to just stay with her on her downstairs bed in our room, so I took a blanket and covered us, and we fell asleep until we had to get up at 4:30am to start the day. She was feeling warm and much better by that time.
Our dog Dolly truly is as smart as a 5 year old human child! Anyone that tells you that dogs are not, simply doesn't know a dog.

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Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next