Clover has gotten very protective of me lately. She lies down nearby, head glued to the floor, ears perked. Sometimes she watches me, like right now. Her brown eyes are fixed.
What does she know that I don’t?
I’ve heard dogs can be trained to sense low-blood sugar in a diabetic. I’ve heard they can smell cancer. There must be some scented signal she’s responding to.
What do dogs remember?
Clover was my son’s dog. She became mine when he went away to school. She hasn’t seen him in a year. Would she recognize him if he walked in the front door? I’d hope so, but my in-laws came over yesterday and once again, Clover seemed to have forgotten who they were. And they come to our house about once a month.
What do dogs forget?
In August, my daughter will go off to school, and I feel sure that when she does, Polo will become my husband’s dog. He calls her “The Good Dog.” She’s quite uncuddly, except that she lets my husband rub her neck with his foot. She’ll stand on her hind legs and just rock up and down.
It appears that Clover’s fallen asleep on guard dog duty. She must have decided that I’m OK.