Joan Merriam: A dog’s view of the world

Hi, everyone. I’m Joey, and Joan is my human (that’s my picture with her). She said I could write her column this time, because I have something to say about the things you humans do that confuse us. I’m not criticizing: just explaining, so maybe you’ll be more able to understand us.

We dogs explore the world through our nose, while you seem to do it with your eyes, like staring for hours at a flickering screen with pictures. We just can’t understand why you want us to keep on walking when we smell something absolutely captivating on the ground or a bush or the side of a building.

Joan Merriam: A dog’s view of the world

Dogs explore the world with their noses.