Inspiring Instincts

I[1]I always knew my dogs had great instincts – but it wasn’t until one
scary night they really shined through.
(originally published as ‘Dogs just KNOW’)


It had been a very very long night.  An unexpected emergency room visit turned into a 6 hour long drill of tests, doctor consults, more tests and finally a diagnosis.

After admissions were completed for my husband and it was clear he would be well taken care of, I headed home.  At 3:30 a.m, a hospital parking lot is eerily quiet.  I was beyond exhausted.  The only thing I could think of was how soon I could get back to the hospital.

When I walked into the house the dogs greeted me at the door.  They had witnessed the scurry at home as my husband was escorted to the ER earlier that night. Now, I returned without him.

I set my alarm for 6:30 a.m. and stretched out on the bed

My dogs do not sleep on my bed.  It’s a habit we never started.  They have their own sleeping place, ( a couple of them actually) but my bed is not one of them.

I no sooner laid down and felt my 2 dogs jump on the bed.  Maxie circled and  collapsed at my bent knee. Mia, gently laid down against my opposite leg. They both breathed a heavy sigh, as if to say, ‘we are here’.

In that moment I knew, that they knew, all of the stress and worry that I was feeling.  There has never been a time in all the years I have had the pleasure of owning my dogs, that I felt closer to them.

How they knew, to this day, still amazes me.

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