“There’s a light
A certain kind of light
That never shone on me
I want my life to be lived with you
Lived with you
There’s a way everybody says
To do each and every little thing
But what does it bring
If I ain’t got you, ain’t got?
You don’t know what it’s like, baby
You don’t know what it’s like
To love somebody
To love somebody
The way I love you”
This dog in the viral video below must have this Bee Gees song in mind while comforting his fur mom. He couldn’t sing the lyrics, but his mom could clearly see just how much he loves her as he stared deeply into her lonely eyes.
True, dogs are such marvelous animals. They can sense our thoughts and feelings even if we don’t share the same language. They can even tell when we are sick and what ails us at times.
How do dogs manage to be in tune with their owners’ feelings and health? Health Insurance Fund of WA (HIF) offers the following explanation: “It is thought adult dogs have a mind similar to that of a human toddler when it comes to mental abilities, emotional intelligence and vocabulary. Studies show that dogs are sensitive to emotional contagion, which is responding to the emotions of another without understanding what they are feeling. Your dog knows you are experiencing poor feelings even if they aren’t sure how you feel, so they provide comfort.”
Dogs use different senses in recognizing a person’s and another dog’s emotions. Through these senses, such as seeing and hearing, they can have mental representations of negative and positive emotional conditions through a combination of various cues. Then, they respond according to their natural instinct as highly-social beings.
This Tiktok user @yaknowdia is deeply grateful for her dog Bentley for coming into her life. It makes a lot of difference when you have someone who doesn’t judge you, who always shows just how much he cherishes your companionship, and who loves you unconditionally.
This was one of the hardest days in her life, and who else makes the loving effort to rekindle her spirit and motivation? Bentley! He went up to her and looked deeply into her eyes, to make her see that there is someone who sincerely loves her. Someone who wholeheartedly believes that she can pass this challenge and come out a real winner in the end!
God bless real friends like Bentley!
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