Below is an excerpt from my book about Ray “Who Said I was up for Adoption?”
Context: I was outside our Humane Society, and in a squat position with my back against a fence, when Ray started walking directly towards me, and somewhat menacingly. He was clearly on a mission!
“Based on blind faith that this dog would not hurt me without some reason, and as I had not knowingly given him such reason, I stayed in my squatting position and watched him come closer and closer until he stopped literally inches from my face and looked straight at me. As I looked into his big brown eyes, I recalled reading somewhere that “the eyes are the windows to the soul”. If that statement was correct, then our souls connected for a brief moment, and then he gently reached forward and touched his nose to mine, turned, and walked away.”
(I was adopted!)
“Why did a simple nose touch have such a profound effect? I believe it was because, whereas I have known many animals over the years, this was a new experience. Other animals have expressed tolerance of me, usually based from a need for food or attention, but that simple nose touch was a planned and executed move on Ray’s part. He was not only showing that he was comfortable with me but, more importantly, he wanted a relationship with me.”
Ray’s perspective on this event was recently Posted here:
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