Wonder Woman has enhanced hearing and eyesight, the ability to deflect bullets with her bracelets, and an invisible plane.
Batman has, well, Batman is only human. But he has a gazillion dollars, a cool car, and a butler with field medic training. So I guess those are pretty super powers.
But what about dogs? Dogs rescue us, inspire us, and give us hope. Sounds like they are super heroes to me.
Honey Has Super Powers
As her sidekick, I get to witness Honey’s amazing super powers in action. Here are just a few I’ve seen her demonstrate:
Golden Power of Disguise
Honey shoots out fine fur that covers everything and disguises couches, rugs, and wool slacks as Golden Retrievers. Her power is especially strong under the bed and on the stairs.
Golden Power of Cuteness
When faced with heavy traffic at a toll booth, Honey’s head appearing outside of a car window distracts other drivers with her amazing powers of cuteness so her sidekick can merge into position.
Honey weighs 50 pounds and measures 32 inches from nose to rump. And yet, on a queen sized bed, she spreads out over all four corners leaving limited space for “interlopers.”
Golden Powers of Supersonic Speed
Honey can catch a piece of chicken dropped off the counter ten feet away from her before it hits the ground.
Golden Powers of Love
Her paralyzing rays of love cause all but the hardest hearted person to stop and give her lovies on the street.
Pretty impressive, huh?
What Are Your Dog’s Super Powers?
Sometimes, when I’m reading blogs, I get a sense of the hidden super powers of other dogs.
Bella of Bringing Up Bella has the super ability of sense flies that have been in a room hours earlier. Although I’m sure she’d be happy to give up this super power and just concentrate on her amazing powers of tunnel running.
Shiva of Rescued Insanity can spot terrorists posing as Timbits (tiny doughnut holes) and dispatch them with one mighty leap.
And Sage, from the (Mis)Adventures of Sage can make any mud puddle disappear and then reappear later in a bathtub.
Don’t tell me you think your dog was just misbehaving. Nope, he’s been a super hero in disguise all along.
So watch what he does over the next few days. I bet you’ll discover he’s a super hero in disguise too. Just like Honey.
Your Turn: Is your dog a super hero (I hope she’s not a super villain)? If so, what is your dog’s super power?
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