Your dog’s sense of smell is fascinating, remarkable, and is currently getting a lot of attention from researchers. The scent ability of your best friend beats humans, paws down. I think about it this way. When you make pizza, you smell pizza. Us dogs . . . we smell every single ingredient in the pizza . . . the tomato, onion, garlic, basil, oregano, red pepper, the flour, the yeast, etc.
But even that is an unimpressive example of the acute ability dogs have to detect smells.
1. Watering the Christmas tree is not the same as lifting your leg on the pine in the front yard . . . Don’t do it . . . as tempting as it may be.
2. A turd on the rug does not a present make.
3. Remember that not all the packages under the tree are for you . . . even the ones that smell yummy!
4. Oh . . . and about that tree . . . don’t drink the water under it.
Jealousy over toys . . . over food . . . or attention???
According to Wikipedia; jealousy is the protective reaction to a perceived threat to a valued relationship.
Is it just resource guarding or are we furry kids really capable of an emotion like jealousy? Science has said “no”, we are not.
We’ve all experienced it at one time or another. That face… those sad, puppy dog eyes...and the long strand of drool hanging from his chin. We love our dogs as another member of the family, and can’t handle that pathetic look, so we give in. Now, we’ve created a monster! Every meal, every day, this situation repeats itself. It was cute the first couple of times, but now he’s full grown, and it is embarrassing when guests come for dinner.