I hereby declare my belief in canine intuition.
Toby the Puppy embodies it. I know it whenever we approach home. And by “approach,” I don’t mean walking up to the front door of our dwelling. He exhibits his understanding of his bearings blocks away.
We came home this evening from a weekend trip to the Panhandle. We drove for more than six hours from Amarillo to our home in Fairview. As we made the exit off U.S. 75 about a mile from our residence, Toby perked up. He had been dozing for hours.
He sat straight up. He looked around. He recognized his surroundings. He was ready to get out of the car. He knows where he is at all times.
I have boasted through numerous previous blog posts about how smart Toby is. We’ve known it almost immediately upon his joining our family in September 2014. He adapted himself right away to life with a new family.
And as we hit the road on our various travels around the country, he has shown himself to be an outstanding traveler. Toby is a road warrior par excellence.
He also knows when he’s coming home. Even when he’s knocked out. Unconscious. Lights out!
He wakes up. He’s ready to get out and make himself at home.