What did you say !
Photo's of Millie's Cavapoo pups & yesterday their eyes have started to open, so will soon have photo's of wide eyed pups. Although around 12 days onwards their eyes start to open it will be another week or two before they can truly focus them, so their world is a little blurry for a day or two.
For humans who have sight imagining a world without sight is scary & we are born seeing from day one although a little unfocused which makes me wonder why pups are born with closed eyes & not able to focus until around 28 days old, as if you converted this time in comparison to a human baby it would mean a baby not seeing until around 1 years old.
My oldest son & I where talking one night about pups not being able to see at birth & we came up with thinking it is to fine tune their nose & from day one to teach them to take notice of this sense more than sight, as breeds like Beagle's who have one of the best scenting noses have not the best sight & the same can be said for Bloodhounds & Basset's who rely on nose over sight. As a predator sight is only really used in close quarters for pack hunting dogs as they closen for the kill but to locate & track the prey the nose is the primary sense used.
We also talked about communication between dogs & subtle body langauge. Does this make their communication on a higher level than speech affords us humans. As humans most of us have lost the ability to read subtle body gesture's & very often what someone is saying & what their subtle body language is saying can be opposing. Imagine a world where a subtle look & movement could be all that is needed to get your message across. I do not think an app will ever be made to do this, lol, but unfortunately with technology at such a level now that we may lose this form of communication completely in years to come & find it only in our pets such as dogs, who may understand us more than a fellow human & some may feel their pooch has already reached that stage.
A bit philosophical tonight !
31/3/2012 11:11:54 pm
Oh Jane how true your comments are. One of the main things that I have to teach the children in school are social and communication skills and reading body language is a major obstacle. There is so much that we can learn from our doggie friends especially how to nurture our young.
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