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Doggone those emotions…

On the Edge of Common Sense
By Baxter Black, DVM

It is my observation that dogs feel certain basic emotions like affection, fear, confusion or joy. I’m not sure they’re capable of feeling sadness or jealousy or if they can get their feelings hurt.

But I believe a dog can get embarrassed! Take the Sunbeam clippers to a long-haired dog and see if he doesn’t slink off behind the barn.

We bought a few acres out in the country but rented in town until we built our house. Boller, my good cowdog and companion, stayed in the backyard but absolutely lived to go out to the place.

He would know when I was fixin’ to leave. He’d wait by the front door, vibrating like a bowstring! I’d tease him . . .