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Old 02-04-2008, 06:36 PM
 
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Hey, I've recently moved to a city where I know no one and after feeling a little homesick last night, the tears did begin to fall. I was lying in bed, and my dog who usually sleeps on the couch jumped up on the bed and lied really close to me. Was this his response to me being upset, of just a coinsedence (sp). Thanks

lrw

It was exactly what I needed at that moment of time. I'm fine now, but I think the low had to do with 103 degree fever that I sported last night. I'm terrible at being sick...especially when my mom isn't around to make me soup. And thanks!

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Old 02-04-2008, 06:39 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Of course animals can sense your emotions.. they know when your happy, sad, and mad, and they react to your emotions in many different ways.. your dog jumped on the bed to say "everything will be ok, I am here for you".

I hope things start to get better for you soon..

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Old 02-04-2008, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Land of 10000 Lakes + some
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Yes, definitely!
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Old 02-04-2008, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Florida (SW)
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Dogs are extremely sensitive to the emotions of their people! I have found that to be incredibly comforting; I suppose we are the alpha member of their pack of two or three, and they have an innate need to be aware of the emotional climate. Some dogs have it to a greater degree--they make excellent therapy dogs if that innate talent is capitalized on.

Your dog loves you and is aware that you are going thru a hard time.

Now we are aware of that too.
I sincerely hope that you adjust to your new environs and find some friends there.

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Old 02-04-2008, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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I think you answered your own question.
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Old 02-04-2008, 07:05 PM
 
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Yes. Last year, every morning when I was walking my GSD, we were crossing with a man with a Maltese. If other party doesn’t show any interest in interacting us, I usually don’t allow my GSD approach. So we always walked pass each other without any interaction.

Well one morning, he walked out of his home alone. My GSD surprised me by dragging me towards him (she usually doesn't like tall man). I said “No”. But she insisted and jumped next to him and kept licking his hand. Then my GSD started to whine and rubbed herself against him. He petted her. He told me that he just lost his dog due to a brain tumor the night before and he was sure that my GSD sensed the sadness. Several months later, he got another Maltese and now every morning, we and our dogs greet each other in the morning. Since then, he has kept spreading the good words about my GSD in our neighborhood. I have always wanted to share this story.
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Old 02-05-2008, 12:17 AM
 
Location: West Virginia
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My building is Full of Emotional Support Service Dogs!!!! Katie is the only Service Dog in the building that phy helps out...tho emotionally without her I would be devistated!!! She sure knows when I hurt!
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Old 02-05-2008, 01:43 AM
 
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Dogs and Cats alike well all animals can sense what we as humans can't. Animals can tell when a storm is coming before humans can and I believe they should do studys on Dogs to detect tornados.
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Old 02-05-2008, 01:48 AM
 
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Absolutely!!
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Old 02-05-2008, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Yep! My beagle mix always knows when I'm upset. His approach to "helping" me is different though. Sometimes he leans against me and cuddles; other times he does something ridiculous to make me laugh and forget about my troubles. Coincidence? Maybe... but I like to think that he's really just trying to help.
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