Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Another doggy 'feel good' story.

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Bundaberg QLD
    Posts
    3,301

    Default Another doggy 'feel good' story.



    Quote Originally Posted by reyzor View Post
    Education is important, but big biceps are more importanter ...
    DONT SIC YOUR DOGMA ON ME !

  2. #2

    Default

    aawwww *sniff*
    GageDesign Pet Photography
    Site still in construction so will post link when it's finished.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    near Sydney NSW
    Posts
    727

    Default

    just fantastic!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Darwin Northern Territory
    Posts
    145

    Default

    Interesting to contemplate how he found the hospital, a dog's sense of smell is pretty amazing. He may have tracked him by the guy's scent but maybe the wife had visited the hospital and he tracked the hospital smell on her. I imagine a hospital would have a pretty distinctive smell for a doggy nose, even from kilometres away. I know my dog's always give me (and the ute) a good old nose going over when I return from somewhere without them (especially embarrassing when I return from a "good" friend's place and they stick their nose right in my crotch....). They can also be lying down inside a car or back of the ute with no vision of what's outside and suddenly jump up when we go past somewhere they know - a car park where we park for a walk, or just before the roundabout leading to my house, or a driveway of an old friend's place (even years after I last visited there). Nose plus memory is incredible.

    They also use smell to help work out what I am about to do next. Sunscreen means we are going to the beach (confirmed when I pick up a hat), so time to get excited, perfume means I'm off to work, so no reaction. No secrets from these guys.

  5. #5

    Default

    Sean, thank you for this story !

    Yes, we as owners really underestimate what our pups can really do with their sense of smell and eyesight and memory.

    A long time ago - sounds like a children's story - but growing up we had a cattle x - she was always looking after us kids - followed us everywhere. Of course the bush telegraph in those days - mum sort of knew where we were all - or so she thought!

    Well - we all arrived home safe and well !

    It wasn't until this pup got older and had what I know now to be dementia - that mum really found out where we actually went on our travels !!!

    Well wasn't that fun explaining all that !!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Bundaberg QLD
    Posts
    3,301

    Default

    My old Ridgeback would get all excited after 5 hours in the car as we turned of the highway to visit my parents. Still a good 10 minutes from the actuall destination...but he knew dam well where we where going. Amazed me every time he did it.
    Theres no way he recognised the turn off. Maybe it was my sense of feeling like i was 'back home' that he picked up on. When we got to our old street he would go nuts !!
    Was really cool to watch him.....

    LOL Troppo.....i get sniffed out big time everyday too. Like a jealous wife sniffing a cheating husband for perfume....... What dogs have you been patting today dad ?????


    Quote Originally Posted by reyzor View Post
    Education is important, but big biceps are more importanter ...
    DONT SIC YOUR DOGMA ON ME !

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •