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Humans: we need walkies so we can check our p-mail

My person is reading The Loved Dog by Tamar Geller.

In the book, Mrs Tamar talks about how important walkies are for us doggehs. That’s no surprise.

But she explains why walkies are important. She’s super clever this Mrs Tamar.

When we go for walkies, we get to check our p-mail. We leave messages (when we pee) and we check for new messages (when we sniff).

An envelope with p-mail

Sniffing helps us interpret the world around us. Walkies isn’t just for exercise! explains it like this: A dog’s brain is specialized for identifying scents. The percentage of the dog’s brain that is devoted to analyzing smells is actually 40 times larger than that of a human! It’s been estimated that dogs can identify smells somewhere between 1,000 to 10,000 times better than nasally challenged humans can.

So next time you can’t be bothered to take us for walkies or want to rush the walk, remember that we need time to check our p-mail or we’ll feel cut off from the world.