We found a great list of 41 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Your Dog and it’s really true, the page has a lot of fascinating dog-facts that are really obscure. The link follows after our short introduction, towards the foot of the page.
One of my favorites? That dogs are right or left handed, just like us! I had no idea! Years ago, when we taught our dog “Zen” to do tricks like lift up a paw and shake our hand, we always got him to do one and then say “other paw” to get him to lift up the other. So he seemed fairly “even handed” to me. I wonder if this is where the term “southpaw” came from.
Another one that got me thinking was the statement that all dogs dream. We always used to watch with fascination as our dog went into “REM-like” sleep mode… twitching and whimpering in his sleep. We used to joke that he dreamed of chasing rabbits… but I don’t think anyone really knows anything about what dogs dream of. Maybe in the future there will be some technology to read dreams – but until then it is anybody’s guess.
So are you ready to learn which dog is most likely to help you get a date, how many dogs survived the sinking of the Titanic, and which part of the dog is as unique as a human fingerprint? 🙂
Ok, here is the link to the full original list: http://trupanion.com/blog/2013/02/41-things-you-probably-didnt-know-about-your-dog/
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