I have often wondered what dogs think about being in close relationship with humans. Do they sense that they are in the presence of a higher consciousness that puzzles and intrigues them, that maybe stirs them into being more than they are? Yes, I actually do think about such things. I have often been curious about this interspecies interaction. And I wonder if that might reflect something about us also who aspire to or imagine that we can have a relationship with a higher consciousness, a spiritual entity. Odd ponderings perhaps and maybe I just have too much time on my hands.
However, last week "Fifteen Dogs" won the Giller prize worth $100,000. It's a novel about 15 dogs who are given human intelligence. One of the dogs ends up in the company of a human and deals with much of my curiosity about such a relationship. It also deals with another thing I ask myself: what would make a good death. Although in this case the author, André Alexis, deals with a canine's good death, he does answer the question of a good death.
What about you? What are the things that you wonder about?