All about Duffy
Most dog owners are aware that dog noses are extremely sensitive. This is due to the quantity of olfactory or ‘smell’ receptors in a dog’s nose. Whereas humans have around five million olfactory receptors, dogs have two hundred and twenty million. This makes their noses exponentially more sensitive than a human’s. Most times a dog’s sensitive nose works to our benefit. All kinds of dogs are used as service dogs to help humans find missing people, sniff out explosives, drugs etc. They can smell people coming from quite a distance and alert us to their presence. There are some embarrassing occasions however, when a dog’s nose is just too sensitive from our human perspective. Most notably this occurs when dogs try to sniff humans in their private areas.
This behaviour is a common one in dogs and equally common is the fact that it upsets most dog owners. The reason some dogs sniff at a human’s private parts is the same reason they sniff the private parts of other dogs. We know that when they smell other dogs in this way they can tell the sex, rank (is the dog more dominant or submissive) age and other information about the dog.
- Sharon MacKenzie
- Province, Country:
- QC, Canada
- Date of Birth:
- Date of Death
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- Coat Colour:
- Black & White
- Eye Colour:
- Golden yellow
It is still so very hard to believe that you are gone my little love. Your were such a special guy, so full of love and affection. You touched so many people's hearts in the short time you were here.
As for me, I miss your morning hugs and kisses and your cuddles in the evening. I miss your comforting purr and I even miss you lovingly biting my nose. You brought me so much joy. My heart still aches for you, it always will. Scrappy Jack misses you too, but he has a little sister now, Lucy. She keeps him very busy with her crazy antics. You would have loved her.
Auntie Nancy gave me a cat angel pin when you left, and I carry it with me all the time, it makes me feel close to you somehow. It's funny but I often feel like you are with me, because everywhere I go I see pictures of cats that remind me of you and I think to myself that it's you trying to let me know you're still around.
I love you, and I miss you so very much.