Time waits for no man, but what about your dog ?

“When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute” that snippet is part of a longer quote from a Mr Albert Einstein

The Reason I posted this is that myself and my better half were discussing on Sunday last as to whether dogs have a sense of time.

This all came about because as per my blog on Monday, we were out of the country last week on a little Holiday and had booked our 4 dogs into the fantastic boarding kennels that are McCarthy Kennels

Josephine remarked when we dropped the dogs off as to whether the dogs had any sense of time, or did 1 night away seem like forever in the dogs eyes, or after 9 nights away, when we returned to pick them up, did it feel like we had just popped out to the shops (Probably to buy them chicken or veg for their BARF diet) and were now returning.

Hard to Swallow

Now, I know you are going to find the next bit of information a bit hard to swallow but, I am not an expert on all things dog….Shocking I know, but I never lead anybody on to believe that I was……

So when in doubt, ask the experts, and one such expert in this field is a gent by the name of William Roberts, and after his exhausting research on the subject he says that animals are “stuck in time” and that animals only live in the present.

Now I am sure there are plenty of you out there that are sat at your PC or tablet, ready to fire off an email or comment, stating a case that proves Mr Roberts wrong and that your dog is aware of time, stating that they gently nudge your arm at the same time every evening letting you know it’s time for food, or where they sit waiting patiently at the front door every evening waiting for your joyous return from wherever it is that you disappear to for up to 9 hours a day.

This doesn’t prove Squat

Well far be it from me to tell you that this doesn’t prove squat, but Mr Roberts states that these dogs are just reacting to a biological state they reach at a particular time of day, and that out of habit they react the same way at the same time every day to this stimulus.

In conclusion, according to Roberts suggestion, dogs are stuck in time, and it’s only us humans that uniquely and fundamentally understand the concept of time.

I’m sure there are plenty of humans amongst us (Hopefully no visitors to this blog) that may well delight in this fact, proving how superior we are to the animals we “share” this planet with, but I’d much rather look at it from the canine perspective, and live life in the moment.

Wouldn’t you ?