A friend gave me the opportunity to spend a little time with his dogs so I decided to learn a little about Dog History. The facts I found whether true or not were amazing. It was my first time to work with animals and I enjoyed every single minute of it. Animals can teach us very important life lessons and the one I learned was about Friendship. Its not for nothing that they call Dogs man’s best friends. here are a few of the facts I found
Its believed that dogs have been with man way before before donkeys, horses, sheep, goats, cattle, cats, or even chickens were. Dogs have lived with man for 14000 years while cats have only been with us for half the time. There are 7 billion people in the world and its believed that there are 400 million dogs. There is something about Dogs that other animals don’t have. They are sensitive and are very intelligent sometimes more than even human beings. Dogs can smell about 1,000 times better than humans. While humans have 5 million smell-detecting cells, dogs have more than 220 million. The part of the brain that interprets smell is also four times larger in dogs than in humans I guess this is the reason the police chose to work with Dogs over any other animals.
A person standing still 300 yards away is almost invisible to a dog. But a dog can easily identify its owner standing a mile away if the owner is waving his arms. Dogs are also loyal. A dog can lay down its life for its owner and that for me is the true test of friendship. So do you still question whether Dogs are man’s best Friend? If a dog can be such a good friend why shouldn’t we be?