All my life, from the time I was about 3 years old, we always had a cat in the house. These cats were always curious and always stared at us. I use to feel that they could read my mind. When I got a little older and first heard the saying, "curiosity killed the cat", I could totally relate and knew exactly what that meant.
Also, all my life, I had heard that cats were completely different from dogs. In some aspects, I agreed (dogs eating everything, dogs needing to be walked, dogs wanting to please), but, I also disagreed on certain things. Not all dogs want to be pet 24/7, and like cats, when dogs have had enough, they will either walk away or nip at you...that's just the way it is.
But, in the year since becoming a Portuguese Water Dog owner, I've also learned that dogs can be just as curious as cats. No matter what I'm doing, my little PWD will peak in just to see what's going on. He wants to be a PART OF EVERYTHING!! If my hubby and I walk from one room to the next, our little Portie will get up from his deep sleep, just so he can be in the same room with us and check out what's happening. If we decide to go into the home office and work on the computer, doggy is right there behind us..following our every move. He'll be quite curious..and when we're doing something he can't quite understand, he'll tilt his head to the side and stare. I did read once, that PWD's are notorious "starers" They'll look at you almost human-like, trying to understand and take in your every move.
The other day, I had laid down his food and I walked into the living room to read the paper. I could hear him munching happily away. My 15 year old son then joined me and we began to talk. I guess our little doggy could hear us through his crunching, because he didn't seem to mind that we were in a different room. Well, let me tell you, as soon as son and I decided to move to the kitchen, doggy stopped everything he was doing and came by to watch us. He just HAD to know where we were and what we were doing.
Sometimes in the evening, while hubby and son are watching football and I'm reading, my little doggy will come up and just plop down in the middle of the floor so he can see all 3 of us at the same time. "Whatcha guys doin'?" He'll ask. "Mind if I tag along?"
And so it goes. My little PWD is the most curious of them all. Curiosity may have killed the cat, but my little doggy won't rest until he knows every minute detail of our lives.
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