Waiting dogs

Posted in Random thoughts at 9:00 am by ducky

I have been struck and somewhat puzzled by how happy my friends’ dogs have been to see me. My old housemates’ dogs, for example, would get all excited to see me, even after a gap of several years.

I realized last weekend that the dog has no idea where I’ve gone, when I am coming back, or even if I am ever coming back. It must be like someone going off on a sailing ship 200 years ago: no idea where they are, when they will come back, or even if they will come back.


  1. spacemika said,

    January 31, 2009 at 4:44 am

    I am so enchanted and dismayed by this idea. I suddenly feel very guilty for all the little creatures scattered around my friends’ homes who may think me lost at sea.