Doc and our dog, Dodger, pretty much fit the phrase "joined at the hip". Most of the time wherever Doc is, Dodger is right there with him. The exceptions are if it is time for a meal or a walk when Dodger sits and stares at me until I fulfill my responsibility to him, then he is back to Doc.
I am beginning to think that in addition to being joined at the hip, they may also be joined at the head....in other words, there seems to be a little dog telepathy going on. When Doc leaves the house, more often than not, Dodger goes with him. When Doc leaves without him Dodger usually just naps on Doc's pillow on the bed or sits at the back door monitoring the activity in the open space behind the house. Then at some point he suddenly lifts his head, perks up his ears and trots to the front of the house and sits and looks out the front window, and within 10 minutes or so Doc's truck pulls into the driveway....every time.
Doc doesn't come and go on any set schedule, so it's not like Dodger's inner clock that tells when it is time for something like a walk, that usually happens at about the same time each day, is due to happen. The only answer I can come up with is Dog Telepathy . I'm sure there is a better, more logical explanation as to how Dodger always knows that Doc is nearly home but I don't know what it is. For now, I am sticking with Dog Telepathy.
I just hope he doesn't learn to levitate his
treats out of the cabinet next.