Why Don’t They Believe Me?

Tempi just wishes her folks paid attention to her like that. When she barks to warn them of something, they briefly glance, then tell her it’s okay, there is nothing to worry about. She’s convinced they’re clueless and continues to try to warn them. Why won’t they believe her?

Then there’s the time they were all out in the backyard and Sammy was nervous about the weather and clearly wanted them all to go inside. When they finally realized he had a point, they all made a mad dash for their basement.

Kaitlin says the tornado knocked down trees in their neighborhood, blocking streets, and it touched down only a mile or so from their house.


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11 Responses to Why Don’t They Believe Me?

  1. Cathy in NZ says:

    Animals seem to have another sense, that we often aren’t on the same wave length with…I think that’s because they are not exactly eye-level with us…or we think their antics are just that antics…

    And the alarms created by detectors, often don’t garner any response because either we don’t think it’s VIP, if you live near a neighbour who has a rogue alarm, you just ignore. Or you can’t hear anything but the alarm, so you don’t investigate. (lad next door, might find that will happen with his proposed ideas…although he has said it will be linked to his smartphone, hope not one steals that tool, so he can be alerted anywhere. Or course nothing has eventuated yet here <g.)

    • Jean says:

      What sort of warnings would you need? Tsunami? Storms? Humans can’t predict earthquakes yet, but apparently some animals can sense them ahead of time:

      The belief that animals can predict earthquakes has been around for centuries. In 373 B.C., historians recorded that animals, including rats, snakes and weasels, deserted the Greek city of Helice in droves just days before a quake devastated the place.
      National Geographic

    • Cathy in NZ says:

      I think the warning alert is when civil defence is in place – that would happen for all kinds of reasons….


  2. tammy j says:

    I read that the awful and huge tsunami that caused such havoc and fatalities years ago now… that the wild animals had all vacated to safety as well.
    probably those that were trapped in yards by humans would have gone too.
    Sammy is better than the sirens we have!
    the pressure probably hurt his ears.
    as to burglers… and tempi’s warning barks… not sure! 😀

    • Jean says:

      So far Kaitlin and Torben have been correct about Tempi. I saw her in action up on the land. Andy went down to the yellow stake, and she saw him coming back up. She kept barking, looking at the spot where she had seen him, then at Kaitlin to come see, but Kaitlin knew the road and could see Andy coming up it in a different place. Neither one could convince the other until Andy was a lot closer and even Tempi could see him.

      Too funny. 😀

  3. Rummuser says:

    I can relate to the comic strip. Chutki does that to me quite often. She thinks that I am nuts not to go out into the garden to investigate and protect ‘her’ territory,
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  4. Cindi says:

    Maybe animals are a little bit like humans.
    We all know people who “bark” about everything.
    (The weather, the traffic, the temperature of their coffee…)
    And others who keep things to themselves and therefore other people are more likely to actually listen to them when they speak up.

    In my home right now, my little Ping is grumbling and letting out little barks. (She’s probably displeased with one of the cats.) And Boris routinely runs about the house sounding the alarm because some truck tumbled down the street. I barely notice their “warnings”.
    But, if little tiny Poppy were to trot up to me and give me a little bark, I’d jump up immediately and investigate because something would be wrong.
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  5. nick says:

    Dogs definitely have some sort of sixth sense. There are dogs that can tell their owner has an undetected illness, and dogs that can predict an epileptic fit or an asthma attack. In general they seem to be more alert to danger than we are.
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