A good sniff in all the right places sure takes out all the guesswork for our furry friends to decide if they like someone or not.
Even I get the sniff test on a regular basis, but I am used to it by now. Frankly, I’m almost offended if the new dogs in the kennel don’t “nicely” violate my space.
Just ask my kids: I am always telling them that first impressions are so important. Make sure you dress appropriately. Take care of yourself. Do a good job with your school work and with your sports teams. Look people in the eye. Effort matters!
We all judge people we meet within the first few seconds of the acquaintance.
What are they wearing? What car do they drive? Do they smell like cologne? Hair done? Do they smile or frown? Do they look you in the eye or away? Thick or thin?
Successful or not successful?
Are they like me?
Thirty-three percent of a dog’s brain processes smell. Because all dogs have scent glands, this is a quick resource to understand what this new friend is about: temperament, instincts…even what they ate at their last meal.
A good sniff even calms your dog.
We size people up everyday. Sometimes unjustly.
I wonder what the world would be like if we all had this gift? One good sniff in the right places and we would have the ACTUAL, CORRECT information about a person to make a more calculated judgment call.
I know the world would be a better place. Luckily, I live in a world that most of my acquaintances have the sniff gift.
(SNIFF, SNIFF, SNIFF) It is nice to meet you, too.
Yes, that is my correct cell phone number! :0)