Do dogs leave treats for their owners like cats?
Because I found a bone on my front stoop yesterday morning when I came back from using the outhouse. I realize it’s the Gobi and that bones litter the ground as much as litter does, but I like to keep my front stoop litter-free, yes ma’am, I do. My hashaa dog and I have bonded recently, as well, due to my being the only one in the hashaa that pets him/her, doesn’t throw rocks at him/her, and sometimes even drops food within reach for him/her to enjoy. Hence, my thinking he/she left me a gift for my good will. Reciprocity. Tit for tat.
The bone lay on my front stoop until a curious puppy from next door came to sniff it. Watching adoringly from inside my open-door ger, I wanted it to pick the bone up and become my new friend. Right as its teeth met the bone and the sparks of a loyal, lifelong friendship were lighting, a flying rock (from the hand of my protective neighbor man) hit the puppy’s side, leaving it yelping and scurrying from me forever. That’s what happens if you’re a dog, here, pup. Live and learn.
Still, l was left with a bone on my territory. It could have just been a bone in the Gobi, scattered by the wind and broken by scavengers. Or it could have been a gift of love. I ended up feeding it to my dog again: let the cycle of generosity continue…