Boza gets scared…

Boza is a very laid back dog and he very rarely ever barks and gets upset over anything, but this morning he had a fit over the fish feeding boat, on the lake. The boat carries two guys and enough fish food pellets to almost sink it. They putt around the lake in a predetermined pattern and feed the fish on a regular scheduled system…

Well this morning I was watching Boza as he did his stuff and when he stopped long enough with his head above the grass level. He noticed a small boat in the lake. As in a small dot on the lake and the dot was coming closer and closer. He stared and stared and stared…

IMG00038-20140602-1847 (2)Then as if in tune to some magical spell, he went nuts…

He started to run back and forth and was in a panic as this boat came closer and closer and closer. I started to laugh and then shut up as I realized that Boza was seriously wrought by this boat on the lake. He was looking to me to explain this creature on the lake and was it coming to get us?

I sat down with him and patted him and talked to him soothingly. Then as the boat came close enough for his weaker than my eyes to see that the creature was nothing but a open car thingy, with two men on it, on water, he calmed down…

He still did not like the thing in the water, but he accepted it and accepted the fact that I was not worried about the strange creature with four arms, a motor and tossing food to the fish…

We sat there and I took a picture of the boat and I thought about how animals perceive things differently than we do. They do not have the cognitive skills to understand what they see is something different than what they think they see. Boza had only his sight, no smell, no touch or anything else, but a rumbling motor noise and a creature with four arms and a shovel as a weapon. Boza preconceived a threat and he was trying to tell me that he felt a threat and it was real to him…

Boza is a good dog and in fact he is most likely the best dog I have ever owned and I have owned many. Boza is calm and quiet as any dog can be, therefore, I must take consideration when he responds out of the ordinary. For as a dog he takes his job in the family seriously and I have watched him with Sveta, he would lay his life on the line for her in an instant and with me, he is ready to rumble, if I think we need to fight…

I had images of Boza seeing the equivalent to the “Loch Ness Monster” in our little pond…

It gave me a much better understanding of how a dog thinks and he is really a wonderful companion in the Russian Village…

Have a great day…

Post by Kyle Keeton
Windows to Russia…

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