Human Canine connectedness has been known for thousands of years, inked on paper, painted on walls, laid out in scripture, expressed verbally in every language. Yet it still amazes and astounds, which of course it shouldn’t, when the bond verifies itself in unquestionable physical manifestations.
The Bali Dog is of course a dog. However in the dog world, its dogness has its own unique quality and state of being.
Remembering human kindness/unkindness appears to be a skill, albeit instinctively driven, that Bali Dogs have certainly attained. Whether through intelligent evolution or otherwise, their awareness and reaction to past memorable stimuli and their ability for recall is a flashing sign post in regard to their reasoning.
It’s a universal and very unquestionable reality that beings in possession of a vehicle that connects brain signals to body bits via a nervous system will most definitely experience pleasure pain and all forms of feeling. This reality is undoubtedly present in every sentience type. Bali Dogs are categorized as type specific. To believe otherwise is sad, selfish and unfortunately ignorant.
The Bali Dog utilizes its full arsenal of historically ancient and geographically isolated Island mechanisms and senses to work out friend from foe, selectively filing away memories for future fast track referenced recall. It can still come as a huge shock, even for those who know humans don’t sit atop the great tree of intelligence that a dog could drag up memories from deep unconsciousness into full blown nowness.
But when it does happen and when it’s seen and witnessed and recognized in all its reactive forms, it is indeed a humbling moment, an emotional awakening and quite simply the greatest free lesson about interconnectedness and the simplicity of simply doing no harm.
Because the act of causing harm against sentience is an action against nature and that is unquestionably a crime of the highest order.