Many of us share a bond with our pets that non-pet owners could never understand.
One Cambridge scientist more than understands, he believe this connection is not only emotional but possibly telepathic as well!
There are many stories of animals acting strange or anxious when their owner has been severely injured or has died, even if they are hundreds of miles apart.
So the scientist began gathering data and performing tests, like seeing how accurately a pet could predict an owner coming home from work, even when he had them arrive in a different car, at random times.
The animals were often found to be waiting at the door about an hour before the owner came home, so there was no way they were there out of routine or cued by a car engine.
One of the more relevant aspects of his study is the fact that animals tend to be able to predict natural disasters.
Before a tsunami in 2004 in Thailand, a herd of buffalo were grazing on the beach when they suddenly all lifted their heads up, perked their ears, and looked out to sea.
They then stampeded up a hill. Half an hour later a tsunami hit.
The lives of the confused villagers were saved as they had followed the buffalo up the hill.
If more scientists didn't disregard possible animal psychic powers as gibberish, than we'd have a chance at create a real early warning system that could save hundreds of lives!
So now when you look at your dog and they have that look on their face where you know exactly what they want, maybe it's them beaming the image of a treat into your brain!
[Image via Daniel PadillaWENN.]