Sometimes when I give my little dog a treat he takes it to the middle of the room and drops it. He then circles it, wagging his tail and yipping at it. He will jump at the treat, grabbing and dropping it. He may do this two or three times before finally picking it up and eating it.
When this happens I think… Dang, I wish he could talk so he could tell me what he is doing. Is he pretending the treat is a real live prey which he will have to capture to enjoy? He has had the same treats numerous times and even with his small dog brain he knows what it is, why is he pretending and playing?
But alas, he will never talk and I will never really know what is going through his mind.
This leads into another thought; even with our ability to…
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