Saturday, June 20, 2009

Body Language

Someone did his business in the house. Then he went and put himself in "time out" on the back porch. This is where I found him, all slumped over, hanging his head, leaning against the wall for support, and if he had shoulders, they would be hunched. Do dogs have emotions? Do they feel sadness, remorse? Do they feel sorrow? Can they express regret? Am I anthropomorphizing? 


  1. I believe that dogs have emotions. Absolutely. I think that they forget pretty quickly, however. But overall I think that they can communicate their feelings/emotions with their eyes. I remember when I was at my mom's as her little teacup poodle, Cheena, was nearing the end of her life. My mom was in denial, but I could see clearly in her sad eyes that she was saying "I'm in so much pain it's time for me to go - help mom see it".

  2. Awwwww. Yes, yes, yes, yes, no.
    He's just darling. Did you scoop him up and give him a big hug?

  3. awww, that looks like a doggie I know when she is trouble. She SOOOO knows it.

    I think dogs have feeling and emotions. I know ours shows hers by the way she looks at us, the way she wags her tail and the way her ears look when she is happy, scared, or totally relaxed when is being pet. :) Dogs are such awesome companions!


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