For this week’s nature them, I have decided to focus on the man’s best friend: a dog. Dogs are the most popular pet in the USA, and they may be one of the most popular animals in general. Over 54 million United States homes (44%) own at least one dog which is by far the most out of any other animal. They may be a pain to take care of, but the benefits of having a dog out shadow the negativities. For example, walking a dog every day and playing around with a dog is good exercise for humans, and feeding the dog every day teaches humans how to take responsibility. The two most interesting facts about dogs, though, are they can sense things before it happens, and they can sense certain qualities in humans.
First, dogs can sense natural disasters, illnesses, seizures, and labor before they happen. Before an earthquake or a storm, a dog might try to warn their owner of the future happenings, for they can sense when either one is going to occur. In addition, a man’s best friend can tell when someone is sick, including if they have cancer. Furthermore, dogs can sense seizures before they happen, and people may be able to get help quicker thanks to the warning of their dog. Finally, when a pregnant woman is about to go into labor, a dog will give a warning, for they can sense what is about to happen. All in all, with their ability to sense incoming dangers, dogs possibly save thousands of lives a year.
Next, some incredible things a dog can sense is a person’s emotions, inequality, a sickness, and a person’s trustworthiness. If a person is feeling happy, sad, or angry, a dog can sense one’s emotions, and they take whatever course a action necessary to be able to get someone to play with them. In addition, dogs can sense when someone or something is being segregated against, such as being left out of an activity. The animal will either not pay attention to the excluders or try to comfort the excludees. Furthermore, when someone is sick, a dog can sense it, and they try to comfort the sickling as much as possible. Lastly, a great thing a dog can sense is a person’s trustworthiness. Even an obedient pooch will not take orders from someone who they sense as untrustworthy. To summarize, a dog’s ability to sense what is going on in the human body is truly mind boggling.