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Author Topic: Why do hot air ballons send dogs into a "the world is ending" barking fit?  (Read 4929 times)

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Why should this particular thing not associated with their daily life send them into such a frenzy? They don't go for other, more terrestrial oddities, so why ballons in particular? (Or are they actually aliens amongst us who are warning us of an attack by creatures in strangely hovering intergalactic spacecraft?)........


 

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Most dogs are plain loopy.
There's no reason behind most of their behaviour .
They can't be all that daft, though, if they can sucker humans into feeding them every day.
 

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But I suspect that often the humans are dafter than the dogs!
 

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Was the dog in the balloons basket at the time?
 

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Yes, it was a Basket Hound  ;D
 

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You're so right; our dog used to have five fits whenever he saw a hot air balloon coming! WE think it was the noise of the burners that set him off.
 

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