Canine ESP?

By Susan Aiello • Published: December 1st, 2011
Category: Animal Airwaves

Have you ever thought your dog knows you so well he can read your mind? Well, a new study suggests that this is essentially the case.

Researchers from the University of Florida showed that canny canines are so attuned to our moods and actions that it’s almost like telepathy. Both house pets and wild wolves can read us, suggesting that it’s an inborn trait and not picked up from hanging around Homo sapiens.

Of course, practice makes perfect, so it’s not surprising that pampered pooches have better ESP than do strays or wolves. Pet dogs focus all their senses on interpreting our joys, sorrows and other mental states, seeming to know when we’re just not ourselves. Some psychic pups can even sniff out diseases such as cancer and diabetes before we’re aware of any problem.

So, instead of the “Amazing Kreskin,” it ought to be the “Astounding Rover!”