I wonder if pepper remembers her life with just the boy. Ya know, before she met me, her mother. I had a friend once say dogs don't have a memory. They don't understand us, they understand tone. This friend said you could basically say god awful things to a dog but in an upbeat tone and they would wag their tails and come to you happily. I call bularky.
My girls know so much. They do understand us. I mean, we have to spell out some words because they understand so well. We rile Roni up with certain catch phrases and she's a lunatic. She's like the scrappy little friend at the bar who jumps on someone's back when you're trying to leave. We watch her tune in to what we say when we're taking about her or Pepper. She gets it.
So, back to the question at hand, does Pepper remember life when it was her and the boy only? She and I definitely have a bond; she's my protector and my bear sized pillow, and truly a ride or die homie, but there is something extra she loves about her boy. Either way, I'm happy she's ours and we hers.
What do you think dogs know?