Sometimes people find stray dogs to be a nuisance. However, when they take the time to understand why certain dogs are behaving a specific way, they might discover something eye-opening. This business owner was bothered by a stray dog until he investigated why a stray dog was near his establishment.
The business owner has a dog named Max who he keeps tied up in a dog house near his building. Occasionally, he would come out and spot a stray dog sneaking around in the area. It was easy to figure out that the stray wanted to get closer to Max.
Fortunately, Max is a dog who wouldn’t socialize easily with strays; at least, that’s what the owner believed. Several months had passed, and the owner never saw the two dogs together. This reinforced the idea that the stray was only an unwanted nuisance.
He was bothered by the stray dog even more
The prejudice against the stray dog grew when the owner was walking his other dog. He thinks of the senior dog as Max’s grandfather. Apparently, the stray would try to attack the poor old fellow whenever the opportunity arose. But, he had always been able to prevent the older dog from being attacked.
This display of jealousy against a helpless old dog did not help the stray’s already negative image in the owner’s eyes. However, because he was convinced that the stray dog would never win over Max, he left him alone. He did have a little compassion for the dog. After all, he was homeless.
One day, however, one of his employees asked where the stray went whenever work hours were over. He had never considered this question. This piqued the owner’s curiosity, so he set up security cameras overlooking Max’s location.
To his surprise, the owner found out that his idea about the stray was wrong. When no one was around, the stray was able to get near Max. Max also showed a very welcoming body language, even reaching the point of displaying affection.
The owner had to pause and rethink his prejudices against the stray after seeing the footage. After some time, he decided to make it up to the dog and try to rescue him. The continuation of this entire revelation can be seen in the link below.
Please answer this very important question about changes in perception.
Do you think that using the word “homeless’ in place of “stray” when talking about dogs without a home changes your perception or attitude of the dog? PLEASE respond and tell me why you think this is or is not the case. We may start a campaign to encourage the use of homeless instead of stray when talking/writing about dogs without a home.
Here is an amazing story about a stray dog rescuing a human. https://happymutt.org/amazing-stray-dog-pulled-an-injured-woman-from-wrecked-car/
Video courtesy of SBS TV Animals via YouTube.