The Intuition of Dogs

By Lisa Spector, Canine Music Expert, Juilliard Graduate, and co-creator of Through a Dog’s Ear.

I read a very heart-warming story on my friend, Julian Long’s, Facebook wall:

Today I was out running errands and I had Edgar with me. We went into a store, and I was standing looking at something when I felt a tug on Edgar’s leash. I looked around and Edgar had jumped up into the lap of a disabled man in a wheelchair, and was letting the man hold him. I looked at the guy and tears were streaming down his face. “I had a Bichon that died last year,” he said. “His name was Edgar. What’s your dog’s name?” he asked me. What a lovely world this is sometimes.

Apparently Edgar has a knack for knowing when people need love and this isn’t the first time he’s comforted someone in need. But, how did he find someone who had lost his dog that was the same breed and shared the identical, unusual name? Coincidence? Synchronicity? What do you think? Do you have pets that have intuitively known the needs of strangers? Thanks for sharing your thoughts and stories by commenting below.

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Natasha Salgado
Past Member 5 years ago

I totally believe dogs are very intuitive...they are very good at sensing a sad,happy and a bad situation. I wish that those people in Asia and Estern Europe could see and appreciate in dogs what we all do here at Care2. One day i hope. Thanks for this fab little story!!!!

Genoveva M.
Genoveva M M5 years ago

Dogs are amazing creatures in many ways, and without a doubt the best friends.
Humans can learn from dogs about loyalty, honesty, love, friendship, devotion and much more in one day, than from an other human in a lifetime.

Beth Wilkerson
Beth Wilkerson5 years ago

heartwarming story

rene davis
irene davis5 years ago

@Shar W ditto.

Jude Hand
Judith Hand5 years ago

A story: my "furry little nephew with a tail" is very intuitive. One day I was going over to visit him and 'his person'. I had been having digestive problems, to put it politely, on a new diet and this became althemore evident with every step I took from my car, down their sidewalk, to their front door. I hadn't experienced that since childhood. I was overwhelmed and embarrassed, at a loss. I went into the bathroom, sat on the pot and just sobbed. As I sat there, tears pouring down my face, this lil guy came in, asked to jump up, and we held each other in a warm, tight hug for what seemed like a very long time. I'll never forget it.

Heidi H.
Past Member 5 years ago

Dogs are amazingly intuitive creatures.

Barbara Sanders
Barbara Sanders6 years ago

My dog is much smarter than me!!

Deborah L.
Deborah L6 years ago

I love all ur furry friends. This story made me feel so warm and happy. Thanks!

Regina P.
Regina P6 years ago

Animals are so smart. Thanks

Keith E.
Keith E6 years ago

Fish are cold blooded creatures and have no feelings, right???? wrong, think again. We had a small gold fish pond with 3 medium sized fish, one morning I noticed one had wedged itself behind the filter pipe, I quickly released it, but it sank to the bottom lifeless, I moved it with the net and it moved slightly, I decided to leave it, then I noticed the other two coming over, I thought they were about to feed on it, instead they nudged it again and again until the fish was upright, then one got each side and kept it moving around the pond until it recovered, believe it? well I saw it begin, and my wife sat and watched the rest of the morning, all three were still alive when we moved.
Keith Eveson