To Build a Fire

Example of the dog's instinct.


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One example of the dog's instinct came when the man decided to leave the fire and move on....... and the dog wanted nothing more than to burrow down in the ground and wait for the cold to pass.

The dog was sorry to leave and looked toward the fire. This man did not know cold. Possibly none of his ancestors had known cold, real cold. But the dog knew and all of its family knew. And it knew that it was not good to walk outside in such fearful cold. It was the time to lie in a hole in the snow and to wait for this awful cold to stop.


To Build a Fire