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Tue Jul 4, 2017, 05:00 PM

OK, so we've had these dogs for about 5 years...

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My wife found them when she was out walking our big dog. Someone had dumped them. The vet said they were about 6 weeks old at the time, just old enough to get their shots.

Ever since we got them they have done this weird thing: They will sit down next to each other, assume practically the same position, and hold it for about 5 minutes like they've gone into a trance or something. They aren't looking at anything (as far as I can tell). They can even be in different parts of the house; one will go find the other, and they will exhibit this behavior. At the end of about 5 minutes they will turn their heads, look at each other, and then go about whatever it was they were doing prior to the behavior (sitting on my lap in this case). It can be kind of unnerving. I've started wondering if they are downloading instructions from a mother ship somewhere... .

Seriously, anyone know anything about this type of behavior in dogs? I will post in the Pets Group as well.


mnhtnbb earlier posted an image that included her feet; figured I could as well, although mine isn't as nice.

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Reply OK, so we've had these dogs for about 5 years... (Original post)
Adsos Letter Jul 2017 OP
Solly Mack Jul 2017 #1
Adsos Letter Jul 2017 #5
Solly Mack Jul 2017 #11
Adsos Letter Jul 2017 #13
Solly Mack Jul 2017 #14
targetpractice Jul 2017 #2
Adsos Letter Jul 2017 #6
CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2017 #3
Adsos Letter Jul 2017 #7
samnsara Jul 2017 #4
Adsos Letter Jul 2017 #8
targetpractice Jul 2017 #9
Adsos Letter Jul 2017 #10
targetpractice Jul 2017 #12
Control-Z Jul 2017 #15
Thor_MN Jul 2017 #16
LakeArenal Jul 2017 #17
Major Nikon Jul 2017 #18
a la izquierda Jul 2017 #19
MagickMuffin Jul 2017 #20

Response to Adsos Letter (Original post)

Tue Jul 4, 2017, 05:01 PM

1. They're listening to make sure you're safe.



Your feet are fine.

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 4, 2017, 05:07 PM

5. It's kind of weird.

I can call their names when they are in the middle of it and they will break the "trance." I usually have to repeat myself 3 or 4 times. They will finally turn their heads, look at each other, look at me, and then get up and go about their business.

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Response to Adsos Letter (Reply #5)

Tue Jul 4, 2017, 05:40 PM

11. I accept that my dogs know things I don't. It's easier that way and they don't look at me strange as

often.

My terrier mix will bark at nothing. The wind, particles floating about in the wind, or may even quarks. I don't know. He knows something is there even if I can't see it.

So if your babies are get a message from the mother-ship, it's probably not to take over the planet. Or it is.

You never know.

But it might be fun. I'm sure I'd enjoy playing fetch.

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #11)

Tue Jul 4, 2017, 06:25 PM

13. These are my daughter's cats.

We suspect they are some kind of scouting party.

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It appears that she walked in while they were watching Downton Abbey.

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Response to Adsos Letter (Reply #13)

Tue Jul 4, 2017, 07:21 PM

14. Cats definitely converse with a mothership.

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Response to Adsos Letter (Original post)

Tue Jul 4, 2017, 05:03 PM

2. I love this!

Does it happen the same time every day?

Dogs are the best.

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Response to targetpractice (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 4, 2017, 05:12 PM

6. There is no rhyme nor reason to it that I can tell.

They are interesting dogs. When they were puppies they would occasionally go into a kind of hand stand while eating. Not synchronized, as in this case. They have not exhibited that behavior since they were pups.

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Response to Adsos Letter (Original post)

Tue Jul 4, 2017, 05:03 PM

3. The image (including your feet) is very nice, my dear Adsos Letter!

I've never heard of dogs doing such a thing. But we've never had siblings, either.

Hope you get some answers!

Happy Fourth ~

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 4, 2017, 05:13 PM

7. Happy Fourth, CaliforniaPeggy!

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Response to Adsos Letter (Original post)

Tue Jul 4, 2017, 05:04 PM

4. maybe they are having small seizures....

...bless you for adopting them.....

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Response to samnsara (Reply #4)

Tue Jul 4, 2017, 05:19 PM

8. I might suspect seizures were it not for the synchronization.

I suppose it is possible that one is picking up on the distress from the other one; there are no visible signs of distress that we have been able to observe, but dogs have a very acute ability to pick up on things humans don't/can't normally observe.

We intended to adopt them out but they wheedled their way into our hearts, little miscreants that they are.

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Response to samnsara (Reply #4)

Tue Jul 4, 2017, 05:29 PM

9. I think they are uploading...

...rather than downloading. They are reporting their daily observations about you to the mothership.

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Response to targetpractice (Reply #9)

Tue Jul 4, 2017, 05:38 PM

10. LOL

God help us all if a mother ship somewhere is calculating the nature of the human race based upon me.

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Response to Adsos Letter (Reply #10)

Tue Jul 4, 2017, 06:20 PM

12. You're a dog lover... That's all I need to know...

I'm happy for you to represent me on behalf of mankind.

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Response to Adsos Letter (Original post)

Tue Jul 4, 2017, 08:59 PM

15. Have you told the vet about this?

I'm afraid I would find it totally unnerving especially if I were alone with them. But I would be equally fascinated and would want to find out what the heck they were doing.

Sounds like some evil (human) twins kind of thing like you would see in a creepy movie.

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Response to Adsos Letter (Original post)

Tue Jul 4, 2017, 09:33 PM

16. They are reporting back to their home planet...

 

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Response to Adsos Letter (Original post)

Tue Jul 4, 2017, 11:52 PM

17. Maybe it's a ghost...

I would like to believe in ghosts. But I don't.. Even though my husband has experienced one.

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Response to Adsos Letter (Original post)

Wed Jul 5, 2017, 02:16 PM

18. My guess is they are trying to communicate something to you

It might be something like they want out or want food or want to play. One may have either been trained to do this or figured it out on their own and the other learned from the behavior.

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Response to Adsos Letter (Original post)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 10:19 AM

19. They're both kind of side-eyeing you.

Dogs are wonderful. But they are weird creatures too. Who would want to put up with humans?

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Response to Adsos Letter (Original post)

Thu Jul 20, 2017, 03:50 AM

20. Dog Days of Summer and Receiving Communication from the Dog Star Sirius


Which is far better than receiving instructions from a mother ship. They are directly in tune to Sirius!



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