Almost every one who has adopted a rescue dog, has lots of questions about what their "before" life was like. If your dog has some quirky behaviors, you tend to think that somehow it came out of that "other" life.
For instance our Stella spent three months in the shelter waiting for me to come along. This is what she looked like:
She was afraid of thunder, of big bang noises, was clueless as to how to do a leash and never wanted to go outdoors again unless she absolutely had to (and she did!) Now when we go walking, and kids approach her, she couldn't be happier, she loves them all. Yet when we walk past a pickup truck that looks like it belongs on the farm, she is all over it, sniffing everywhere, wanting to look inside, and I often think if anyone would open the door, she would jump right in and not even wave bye-bye.
Don't you wish sometimes your dog could tell you something about his/her past? What do you think they might say? Lots of kitties rescued too, what do they remember? Zkhat loves to find woolen fabric with little pills on it, that she can suck and use her paws like a kitty nursing. She must remember that and silly as it sounds, it gives her real comfort.
I would love for you to share what you think about this!
Jo, Stella and Zkhat, adoptees all!