Rerun: Sensory OverloadPosted: June 22, 2014
My human mommy/blogging assistant asked for a vacation. All right, she literally begged . . . and I’m a dog so I know begging when I see it. What could I do? She just looked so pitiful. So I said yes, and off she went to who knows where for who knows how long. While she’s away, I’m going to rerun some of my favorite blogs from the past. If the television networks can do it, so can I. Right? Oh, don’t worry about me. I can assure you that I am having an absolutely fabulous time while Mommy’s away. As they say, while the cat’s away . . .
By now you know that I have a certain sixth sense, but I’d like to take a moment to tell you about my other five senses.
Let’s start with my sense of sight. Except for when I’m napping, I see everything. Here are just a few of the things that I like to see:
Squirrels frolicking in my back yard
- Kitty cats gazing at me from a safe distance
- Bees buzzing around my head
- Airplanes soaring through the air
- Dog food dropping into my dinner bowl
Next we’ll consider my sense of hearing. I have very sensitive ears. Here are a few things I like to hear:
Ice cubes dropping from the dispenser
- Keys turning in the door lock
- Sunday morning jazz drifting through my house
- Envelopes dropping through the mail slot
- Peanut butter jar tops spinning open
Now for touch. To be honest with you, I would rather be touched than touch. So let’s talk about where I like to be touched:
Behind my ears
- Under my chin
- On my belly
- Between my toes
- OK, let me just go ahead and say it: I like to be touched everywhere!
- Canned salmon, licked from my mommy’s fingers
- Wine . . . or beer . . . make that bourbon . . . no, definitely champagne
Which brings us finally to my sense of smell. Obviously, I have an excellent nose. There are few scents that get past me, so let’s talk about where I like to stick my nose to get the very best scents:
Deep, deep into monkey grass where small animals like to hide
- High up into the air where the breeze carries smells from far away
- My very own kitchen where my mommy makes delicious human and canine treats
- Through the fence to greet my neighbor-dog friends
- Sign posts where . . . well, you know
So, there you have it–my five senses. Do everything you can every day to employ all of your senses to their fullest . . . and have a sense-sational week!