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By Karla Pomeroy

Karla's Kolumn Puppy sighs and other comforting pet sounds


March 5, 2016

A few years ago on Facebook I read a story about a young child trying to select the right puppy at the shelter. Each puppy she picked up her father would look at her and she would say no. He asked what she wanted and she said puppy size or so he heard. One day she picked up a puppy and he snuggled her neck and she said this is the one. Her father asked why and she said puppy sighs. Puppies and dogs sigh when they are relaxed, comfortable, happy and content. It truly is a wonderful sound.

People sigh when, exasperated, frustrated or tired, and on rare occasion when relaxing. Dogs sigh when...

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