Are Dogs Really Thinking?

Hi my name is Chuey and I’m filling in for my mom today.  You see my mom works pretty hard and so I just wanted to give her a day off, sorta. Forgive me if I don’t always talk really well….after all, I’m only a little dog!  Chuey1

So maybe you’ve wondered if dogs are really thinking and what they are thinking about? Well I can’t speak for all dogs, but I can tell you what my day is like and what I think about the most.

Time to Get Up Already!

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Well I like to get up early, like 6 a.m. sharp. Even though we may not go to bed until after midnight, I still make sure mom gets up by 6 every morning.  After all, my brother Cash and I are hungry and we need our breakfast.  Yeah we get impatient waiting for mom to fix our breakfast, but after all it’s been a long time since we ate last.  What’s that mom?  Oh, she says it’s not that bad cause we eat regularly.  Anyways, after breakfast we have to go out and check out the backyard and do our morning doody.

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I like my privacy when I’m doing my business but my brother always seems to get all up in it, so I have to get grumpy with him because he can be a pain in the butt sometimes. After we play tag in the yard awhile it’s time to come inside and take a nap. When the weather is nice mom takes us for a walk.  Cash loves walks and always gets excited and acts all crazy when mom brings out the leashes. Me, not so much.  I’d rather just skip the exercise and go straight for the nap so I run and hide. I usually go in the bedroom and burrow down under the covers thinking mom won’t see me, but she always does.

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I mean, I’m hiding and you can’t even see me, right?

Lucky for me, we live in Arizona and for those of you who don’t know, that’s kinda like living in the depths of hell in the summertime, so it’s too hot to go walking outdoors. Yay for me, I get a break!  Besides when mom does try to make me walk in this heat I just roll over on my back and refuse to move until she ends up carrying me. But mom says when it cools off we have to start walking again. Bummer!

So anyway, after our walk or whatever, then mom is usually working on her crafts or on the computer. Sometimes mom goes out to run errands or go visit friends or whatever the heck she does when she’s not home.  I hate if if she’s gone very long because that means I have to go in my kennel and I don’t like that so much, even though she gives me a treat and I have a nice soft bed in there.  Whatever mom, but that means she’s not paying attention to me too much and besides, it’s time for a nap. I love my naps! Sometimes in the afternoon mom will even take a nap with me and I love that, especially if she lets me sleep under the blanket, it’s so cozy and warm.

Mom has to work on the computer every evening, she says it’s so she can keep a roof over our heads and food on the table.  I guess that’s good because I’m not really much of an outdoor dog like my brother.  He likes to spend lots of time out in the yard chasing rabbits and birds and just sniffing the air sometimes, but I’d rather stick beside mom. After all I’ve been with her since I was just a baby and she always takes pretty good care of me.

Sometimes when mom is just sitting in her recliner relaxing she’ll say “come give me a hug” and I’ll hop up on her lap and wrap my legs around her neck and rest my head on her shoulder for just a minute. I like that, but not for too long. Then I like to make her scoot over so I can sit beside her. Cash likes to sit on her lap when we watch TV, but that’s okay, I’d rather sit beside her than on her lap anyway so we don’t usually fight over it.  Although sometimes I might get a little jealous and try to push him off her lap so I can sit there instead, but as soon as I get him off Ill move back beside her instead.  Mom says I’m silly and to make up my mind where I want to be.

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Cash and I just hanging out together.

Cash and I play together a lot when we’re not sleeping. He loves to play with toys and he has a bunch of them, he especially likes the ones without stuffing and even if he has a stuffed toy he usually ends up ripping all the stuffing out and trying to eat it, so mom stopped buying him stuffed toys. I’ve never been much into toys, I’d rather just rough-house and play tag.  But Cash will tease me with his toys, he’ll wave it in my face and then get me to chase him.  That’s a fun game.

Another thing Cash loves that I don’t is riding in the car.  He always gets excited about that too, silly dog!  I’d just rather not do it, makes me too nervous.  I can’t help it, I just sit there shaking like a leaf and whining all the time.  Mom says it drives her crazy but I just don’t like it, never have, never will.  Mom did get me something though called a Thundershirt that has helped a little bit.  But still I don’t wanna go unless she makes me.

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I think Cash needs one of these!

So as I said before, mom usually has to work on the computer in the evenings, but halfway through her shift she takes a break to feed us our supper, which is probably one of my favorite times during the day.  Then we’ll all go outside awhile so we can do our doodies again.  TMI?  Oh well! After that mom has to go back to work for a couple of hours so I’ll usually go back to bed, I mean after all, it’s been a busy day what with all the play times and naps, etc. When mom is done in the evening that’s when Cash and I get a special treat, like a homemade cookie or some doggy ice cream or something.  Then we’ll make one last trip around the backyard, maybe hang out awhile in the cool night air.  Then it’s off to bed before we get up and do it all over again, which is just the way I like it, don’t shake up my routine!

14 thoughts on “Are Dogs Really Thinking?

  • August 1, 2016 at 7:05 pm
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    You had me chuckling the whole way through, LOL.
    I’m the one that tries to hide when it’s time to go for their walk, they know when it’s time and won’t stop pestering me until I take them, LOL
    Now as far as whether dogs really think or not, I would say they do, maybe not like we do, but in some way I think they do.
    Great post Carol.
    Kim

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    • August 1, 2016 at 10:34 pm
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      Thanks Kim, Yes I do believe they think, but we probably don’t really know what they’re thinking sometimes.

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  • August 1, 2016 at 8:19 pm
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    I really didn’t expect a post like this but it was hilarious and amazing! I thought it will be article with some scientific test, etc., but this didn’t dissapoint me at all. I’m wondering do dogs really think this way? 🙂

    Now it would be interesting to hear Cash’s side of the story and then mommy’s 😀

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  • August 1, 2016 at 8:30 pm
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    It’s so cute to look at it all from the point of view of a pet. I mean, I have a cat and i do definitely wonder what he thinks about sometimes. It’s so amazing how you can tell apart their personalities, their likes and dislikes, their favorite toys. Thanks for sharing this!

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    • August 1, 2016 at 10:33 pm
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      Thank you, glad you enjoyed it. Chuey thanks you too.

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  • August 1, 2016 at 9:36 pm
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    Really cute, the way you wrote this! It kind of reminds me of my beagle, Wednesday.

    Shaking like a leaf and moaning all the way, but excited to stick her head out the window. She’d be standing on your head by the end of the drive, if she could, always trying to get a better vantage point to see! lol 🙂

    Nice site and definitely worth the visit! Thanks for sharing this.

    Carla

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  • August 13, 2016 at 7:36 pm
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    What a fun article. I have a dog too and can relate. They are all so different. Thanks for sharing it 🙂

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  • August 18, 2016 at 12:51 am
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    I loved this. This was so not what I was expecting when I clicked on it, but I loved it. I had me chuckling the whole way through. I have cats, and I can’t tell you how often I either one, talk to them like they’re a real person, or two, voice out what I think they’re thinking. Cracks me up that I’m not alone.

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    • August 18, 2016 at 12:59 am
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      Thank you glad you enjoyed it. I wonder sometimes if it’s better that we don’t really know what they are thinking.

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  • April 10, 2017 at 1:36 am
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    Hello here. You have great writters talent because it seems as the dog talks with us. These dogs so cute but overall all animals are great.
    I read somewhere that dogs can understand over sixty words.
    If you would ask my opinion I would tell that dogs tink and and catch everything what is going on. There are situations when dogs are more intelligent as humans regarding environment issues. Dogs are not greedy. They friendly and supportive.
    Thanks for the inspiring read, all the best, Nemira.

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    • April 10, 2017 at 5:01 pm
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      I agreed dogs really are smarter than we give them credit for. I read that they understand over 300 different words. We used to have a dog that even started to understand when we spelled out words like w-a-l-k.

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