This is a true story my wife heard yesterday from her friend, Carol.
An elderly couple died, and were survived by two daughters and a dog. The daughters decided to put their parents’ house up for sale, and they sold it quickly, to an older couple. The husband reminded them of their father.
The buyers came by to see the house again, and meet the sellers, and this time the dog was there, too. Everybody sat down.
And the dog walked up and rested his head on the man’s leg. Spontaneously. As if the man reminded him, too, of the daddy who’d passed on. Really, why else?
“Has this dog got a home?” the man asked.
“Well, he was our parents’ dog and we don’t really know what we’re going to do with him.”
“I’ll take him! Yes, I’d be glad to take him!” said the man.
So the dog not only got to keep living in the home he knew, but got a new daddy and mommy in the bargain.
Dogs know things, you know: things about people. As this story goes to show.