Saturday, July 27, 2013

Best Buds






Sorry about the focus, but I wanted to share this, anyway.

Stopped by the Altadena summer concert tonight, and sat on the stairs next to this couple. Albert took an immediate liking to the handsome gentleman on our left -- actually, it was more like instant hero-worship, an absolute adoration. Rare for Albert, who is not necessarily a people-persondog. Turns out, this gentleman's lab ("I can't believe it, looks just like him!") of 15 years died last week.

Albert pretended to be an orphan and up for adoption, but I had to eventually disabuse him of that possibility.

29 comments:

  1. How sweet... Animals do have that innate quality!. U go! Albert.

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  2. Animals know when extra lovin' is required. He looks like a sweet man and I've no doubt that Alberts attentions helped to heal his wounded heart. Bless you, Albert.

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  3. Well...that Albert sure knows how to work a crowd!!! I'll bet that gentleman's heart was much lighter by the end of the evening!!!

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  4. Dogs just know, don't they? Cats do, too, and whatever happened to your visitor?

    How nice to have concerts outdoors at the foot of the mountains.

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  5. Dogs are amazing how they sense things and know just what to do! Good for Albert!

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  6. What a wonderful story! Albert made that man's day, and you made mine by reading about it.

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  7. How very sweet. I'm sure it meant so much to that couple.

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  8. Yeah, their instant rapport made my day, too. There's always been a belief that dogs can smell fear. I think fear is just one of many many emotions they can sense.

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  9. thats how you feel when your around representatives of lost kin

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  10. I don't know how they know, but dogs just instinctively gravitate to a good soul.

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  11. @K: they also sense sadness... many a time my cat has snuggled against me when she knows I am sad or have cried. Then again, she gives me a queer look when she has caught me crying which makes me stop....yep, she can distract as well kill a moment.

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  12. That is so sweet. It must be a sixth sense. I think you're right, Karin, that dogs can sense many emotions.

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  13. Albert probably actually told the kindly gent that he's a STARVING orphan available for adoption. It's nice that Albert uncharacteristically befriended someone who probably needed a sloppy doggy kiss.

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  14. That is a very sweet story. Albert knew what was needed of him and rose to the occasion.

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  15. I also like to think of the stories Albert was whispering in his ear. "Please sir, you look so kind and gentle, and my life is so very difficult. You look like the sort of man who never raises his voice, pays for cable television, shares his steak with good friends, and never ever runs out of tennis balls."

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  16. Whatever Albert's reasons, his achievements are great.

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  17. Wow, that's a great story to start the day with.

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  18. Oh! Just lovely! I believe that Albert had a sixth sense and give consolation to that couple.

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  19. Albert as a therapy dog? I'd never have thought it, but it's a lovely surprise. Perhaps he was telling him all about the cat you're now keeping company with?

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  20. And the Albert shared - "Comfort for ye, my people".

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  21. So bittersweet! Animals seem to have an instinct for these things.
    That really looks like a great place.

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  22. That's so sweet. Albert has many talents.

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  23. I personally think Albert knew these folks needed some furry love. Some dogs just know.

    We have heard, from a plethora of pups, the "sad stories". My owner beats me, locks me in a dark room ALL day, I never get fed, I never get to play, I never get to go anywhere, I never get walked. Ever. This from dogs who are quite well fed, well protected, well housed, well loved, well traveled. We hear it ALL the time and believe NONE of it. Most dog people know the REAL story--pups just looking for new love and some new sucker to feed them and open the door for them. You know the opposable thumb issue. Albert is not stupid, he knows where his bread is buttered, but he sure knows how to spread HIS love around to those who need it.

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  24. I've had that experience with people and my own dog. It's a chance for dogs to perform a public service.

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  25. I hope he gets a replacement soon. I know that's not the noble response, but there it is.

    I could swear I've seen that man somewhere. Is he among the Hollywood famous? He sure looks like a dog lover--and yes, a gentleman.

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  26. Albert was doing some male bonding.

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