Some of you know I traveled to Italy and Turkey for three weeks. I missed all my family and friends. I missed Sydney’s panting smile and his wiggling greeting.
When at last I returned, our dog gave me a look that seemed to say, “Wait a minute! I forgot who you are.” Then he raised his muzzle and sniffed. I believed I saw a tiny lightbulb go on in his head. He perked up, trotted over and said with his licks, “Good. There you are. You taste interesting, what’s that mixed with the jet fuel and perfume?”
Dogs eyesight maybe weaker than ours in daylight, but their noses are millions of times more powerful, splitting smells into messages, facts and mystery.
Remember, part of a daily walk with your dog is all about his or her nose. To be inside all day maybe like wearing a blind fold for us. So go outside and make it a smelly great time for your best dog.