When a person adopts a dog, it usually becomes part of the family. Loving owners would do anything to keep their pet happy and comfortable, no matter what it takes. Sometimes that means doing something weird in public, all for the love of an animal.
One man was shopping in a local mall with his pup. All was well until it was time to explore the next floor up. The man headed with his pal toward the escalator, but he hit a snag before he could get onto the machinery.
His dog DID NOT want to get on that escalator. It ins’t hard to imagine why. Dogs are much more connected to their natural instincts than humans are. They spend most of their time at home, waiting for us to return from work, school, or socializing. They are often free to roam the grounds as they please, and they spend their time doing dog things.
Since these pups aren’t brought out into society at every occasion, they have much less opportunity to become acquainted with our strange methods and behaviors. An object like a moving staircase would make no sense to a dog. After all, the floor never moves at home.
The movement itself would be intimidating enough, but I imagine that dogs have other questions when looking at a looming escalator. Where does it go? Why are the humans going so high off the ground? And where is the moving belt coming from? If you didn’t know how an escalator worked, it would probably seem like the stairs were coming out from under the floor.
So, naturally, this dog stopped in his tracks when he saw the escalator shifting in front of him. He hesitated a moment, but his owner kept heading toward the terrifying belt. So in an act of protest the dog dipped the front of his body toward the ground. He crouched down on his front paws but kept his hind legs up.
Maybe this was to prove to his human that he wasn’t being defiant, he was simply scared. Rather than sitting down and acting like a “bad boy” during the walk, he bent forward to show his owner that there was no way he was stepping a paw onto that escalator. Luckily, the human got the message pretty quickly.
He immediately turned around and walked back up to the dog. Rather than pulling on his leash and forcing him to go somewhere he didn’t feel comfortable, the man displayed an enormous amount of compassion for his furry friend. He bent down, wrapped his arms around the dog, and hoisted him up.
The dog seemed to understand what was going on, and he didn’t struggle at all while his human sat him on his butt and wrapped the pup’s paws around his shoulders. The dog quietly and calmly allowed himself to be maneuvered; he even pushed his paw against his owner’s leg to lift himself up further.
With the dog in his arms, the man stepped onto the escalator. He didn’t even look around at the gawking shoppers while he ascended up to the next level. All he cared about was his precious pup’s comfort.
The dog seemed totally relaxed now that he was in his human’s arms. He looked around curiously, but he never struggled or tried to shift his weight. He simply allowed himself to be carried up the strange moving stairs.
It’s a good thing the man was strong enough to lift the dog! This was no small pup, either. He was fully grown and big enough to where plenty of people wouldn’t be able to lift him up like that. The way his owner casually carried him is enough to make you wonder how often this actually happens.
What a sweet owner, putting his pup first. Just like humans, dogs have stressors and fears. It is important to show them compassion, rather than trying to force them to behave in exactly the way we want them to. This is what being a dog owner is all about: love.
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Source: Lad Bible