Do Dogs Have Souls
He quickly disabused me of all my romantic notions of all that a dog is supposed to do – well trained, obedient at heel during walks, a fierce watch dog at home and sitting companionably in front of a warm fireplace. For one he had too much energy and zest for life, next he hated the leash and finally was willfully disobedient. The days we had company at home were the time times he was at his worst behavior. If kept away in another room, he would create a ruckus and if brought inside he would actively canvass for snacks and titbits from our guests. Seeing his size and his friendly disposition guests quickly obliged. Later when I took him for his compensatory walk – he would look at me regretfully and take off for the night to meet his friends as though to say ‘I have friends too’. At times he returned after two to three days – and once we found him after 17 days tied up at a neighboring village with a big chain. It was his signatory barks that he would let off when denied his evening walk that led us to him.