Do Pets Know?

Today when I was walking down the hallway toward the apartment I could hear Cino’s collar tags jingling around, her pawing at the door, and her meowing. It made me smile! I felt like she knew it was me and I was coming home. In fact it gave me such a happy feeling I started walking faster and I started talking to her at the other side of the door as I was working the key in the lock. I was as excited to see her as she was to see me! After all, I get to see this cute face. πŸ™‚

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Of course this isn’t the first time this has ever happened. I’ve often wondered if she really knows it is me. Would she run up to the door and meow to anyone out there?

When I am home and she hears people in the hallway or at the door she usually perks up, runs over to the entryway (but doesn’t go up to the door), and then usually runs to hide. But maybe this is because I am home and she knows it isn’t me out there.

What do you think? Do you think pets know?

I‘d like to believe she knows it’s me out there! πŸ™‚

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12 thoughts on “Do Pets Know?

  1. reflectionsbyexodushouseministries

    Of course she knows! I truly believe that the good Lord Jesus made animals with a 6th sense that tells them if a person is good or bad. The lo get and more bonded they are with you…the more they can pick up on your presence….even down the road. Add to thAt their incredible hearing and smell..
    .they can even tell if it’s your car that just pulled up!
    I think it’s because of the God given extraordinary way they feel and give love too. That way…..they feel safe…..And excited to see you and get their loves!πŸ’‹πŸˆπŸ•πŸΎ Andrea.

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  2. Amy

    Cino knows your footstep and your scent. And there are probably other senses in play here that most of us humans know nothing about. For instance, I can always tell if it’s my husband or my son by the way the dogs react, way before we see the person.

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  3. Lauren

    I think our cats and dogs can sense us. It’s so nice to know that when we’re gone they know it’s US returning. When it’s someone else, they respond very differently, like running and hiding, or a dog growling, etc.

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  4. jowensauthor

    I believe they are able to recognize not just scent but distinctive sounds. Perhaps you have a particular way you walk that makes a unique sound that she recognizes as you. And they do have very good hearing and sense of smell, so they can hear you or smell you coming long before you would think they could. Car engines have distinct sounds, too, that they can recognize. I know Cinnamon used to realize when our car was coming into the driveway and she’d get excited and rush to the door. She’d perk up at the sound of other cars on the street, but only when she recognized our car would she rush to the window or door.

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    1. Animals Are Feeling Beings Too Post author

      So true! Now that you mention it, the dog we had when I was growing up would always be in the window looking at us whenever we would pull into the driveway. Also, when just one of us was gone, he would all of a sudden perk up, get excited, and run to that same window to greet them. I always wondered how he knew before they even got out of the car. He would sometimes get excited before we would even see them turn the corner of the block. Animals are amazing!

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