The Design of a Dog


In our newsletter each month, we feature an article within our Creator’s Trademark column that shows how animals have been uniquely designed to function within nature and benefit humans. Last month, we showcased the dog. I loved this article so much, I wanted to share it with a wider audience.

According to an Associated poll, 47 percent of dog owners said their dog had alerted them to bad news, and 72 percent said their dog warned them about bad weather.

With approximately 220 million receptors in their nose compared to a human’s 6 million, the dog’s olfactory lobe in their brain is three times larger than a human’s.  Dogs can alert their owners to medical emergencies by detecting hormonal changes. They can even sniff out cancer in humans. A 2011 study presented at the annual meeting of the American Urological Association in Orlando, Florida showed that dogs can detect prostate cancer in humans by smelling the patient’s urine sample.

You can read more about this study by following this link:

Like many animals, dogs have the ability to detect changes in barometric pressure and subtle vibrations in the earth. These super senses allow them to instinctively survive in their habitats.

But other events seem to occur without explanation. Psychologist Stephanie LaFarge, the senior director of counseling services for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, told NBC News:

“I have been awakened in the middle of the night by a dog. Very shortly after that, I received some very, very shocking bad news. I was awake when the phone rang. I couldn’t explain why I was awake except the dog was next to me nudging me. How did the dog know my father died at midnight?”

The Online Dog Trainer tells a beautiful story of how his dog, Peanut Butter, showed unconditional love to a stranger without any human intervention.

Sensory perception or divine intervention?

In a world where human emotion can be fickle and unreliable, dogs have been designed to tell the truth and offer unconditional love at the least anticipated and sometimes most undeserving times. A distinctive trademark of our creator.

Below is a link to the website where you can find a video about Peanut Butter and the inexplicable power of dogs. (Make sure you grab a tissue).

“But ask the animals, and they will teach you…” (Job 12:7, KJV).

Do you have a dog? What kind?

Have you ever had a pet sense weather changes or behave in an unusual manner as if they were trying to communicate? 

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Have a wonderful day.

–T. S. Mart

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