According to Dictionary.com Anticipation is the act of anticipating. Realization in advance; foretaste. Expectation or hope. Intuition, foreknowledge, or prescience.
I love to watch my dogs play. I especially love this little behavior Sugar displays when she is playing with one of the other dogs.
If the other dog stops to potty or goes to “base” (also known as the patio – where apparently she isn’t allowed to rough house – must be a dog rule) to take a break from wrestling and chasing, Sugar waits in great anticipation for play to resume.
Do dogs anticipate? I would suggest watching Sugar “anticipate” the return of her playmate…the definition describes her behavior perfectly.
She stares, she waits, she anticipates a future of fun…..Then one of her playmates takes one step off base and all bets are off…..Sugar is ready to play. She has waited long enough!
The A – Z Challenge will run through April. Each day is a different letter and a different photo…I hope you all enjoy!