I wonder what goes through our dog's head. What thought processes occur? If any. Does she think in the same sense as we do?
Yesterday, in the wonderful sunshine she sat and watched Eldest. Her deep chocolate brown eyes thoughtfully (or as Himself muttered ... 'vacantly') taking in the view. She observed the ducks in the pond, watched other dogs playing or barking and listened to people as they laughed or spoke. She seemed to be very aware of what was going on and had such a thoughtful face...... or am I reading too much into that furrowed brow above the small space that may, or may not, house a peanut sized brain (I am quoting Himself again).
I suspect that, no - I know she is a thinker ... she over-thinks and tries to second guess, tries to impress, tries to preempt your command. She worries that she is not pleasing us, worries she is in trouble, worries about a lot.
So to see her sitting, in the sunshine, smiling and thinking and watching made my heart swell.
Nope - she was just waiting for her ball to be retrieved so the game could continue.