This is a random post but I think it will be relatable to a lot of people who are animal lovers. Animals know things! By this I mean that they know how you are feeling before you do or before you realise. They may look at you with the clueless head tilt when you tell them to sit or stay but they know when you need that extra bit of comfort or they know when something isn’t right.
This Ruby my family’s 13 year old Jack Russel cross Yorkie, I think she plays the role of counsellor/therapy dog in our house. If you ask any member of my family if they have ever been nervous or worried about something, they will tell you that Ruby has paid them a visit for that extra cuddle or bit of affection. There is just something that tells her your not feeling 100%, and there she is grumbling or stamping her foot at you for some attention. For me I know that that little bit of fuss chills me out a lot. For a short time, your not looking at social media or the time or thinking about what’s to come. Just you and your fluffy friend having a snuggle. I took the photos that inspired this blog post this week end when I was chilling with Ruby and we then did a spontaneous photo shoot that she loved.
I also think it is amazing how animals can tell things about you without you yourself knowing. Dogs or can be taught to warn their owners of oncoming fits, sniff our drugs and people and much more which is pretty amazing. But it’s not just dogs. The cat lovers of you out there will tell you cats can be the same. They know when things aren’t quite right. I can remember reading an article a while back about a cat that lived in an old people’s home. The cat would go and sit with the next person who was going to pass away. The residents began to see this as a sign of comfort to be visited by the cat before they passed. They could come to terms with what was going to happen, and the cat made it ok. Now that is odd right!
I’m sure there is probably more science to this then I am knowledgeable of but I think it is pretty cool how our furry friends can tell when something is up.
I would love to hear your experiences with this, please let me know in the comments because I would love to hear them.
Thanks for taking a look.
Chloe May x