'Can I talk to you? I won't keep you long. I have to go somewhere and I don't think I can come back. But I just wanted you to know. Getting to be around you and Benicio was the best thing that ever happened to me.'
What does it feel like? It was the first time I was prompted to articulate it. I thought about it, then said, “I feel homesick.” That still feels like the most accurate description - I felt homesick, but I was home.
INTERESTING DOG THING, they’ve actually done studies to test the ability of a dog’s empathy and if they only react to their owners grief or if they’re capable of empathizing with some one they never met.
and so they had an owner with their dog and a stranger come in , and the stranger would make crying sounds and recognizable distress movements. and EVERY TIME, the cuite little doggies left the safety of their owners side to go and try and cheer up this crying stranger :W: