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We have all heard stories about a dog warning his or her owner about fires in the home, impending tornadoes, and other events that pose a danger to their owners and the dog. Countless dogs have been documented as “acting out”, and doing all kinds of weird behaviors before earthquakes.
I believe this is one of the most endearing things we love about owning a dog, because a dog’s sixth sense is often much better than a human’s. This most likely is genetically encoded in modern domesticated dogs and has been passed down for their ancestors—wild wolves who needed all their instincts to survive in the wild.
A great example of a dog’s sixth sense is the story about Molly, a Chihuahua, who knew something dreadful was going to happen on September 11, 2001. Her owner began this day as she usually did but noticed Molly was soon extremely upset and agitated.
Her owners lived within sight of the Twin World Trade Towers, with a beautiful view of the Hudson River and, Lower Manhattan. Their apartment offered a panoramic view from large windows that had enticed Molly’s owners to choose this apartment.
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