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I always know when my Monnie needs a nap.
She, like so many other dogs, thrice circles around a certain location on the carpet (preferably within the rays of a sunbeam) and then curls up into a big old ring of paws, ears and one unusually oversized tongue. #BoxerProblems
But regardless of the specific spot where she ultimately plops, the loop-de-loop maneuver always occurs three times. Always.
Enthusiasts and students of the wild often wax scientific about such animal behavior.
In fact, various canine experts (many of whom are self-anointed, natch) will give you a scientific reason for the triple turn. The most common theory seems to be the one perpetuated via Wikipedia; that this is a trait transcended through generations of wild dogs that had to “pat down tall grass and underbrush to make a comfortable bed for themselves and their pups. The easiest way to prepare the sleeping area was by walking around in a circle.”
Hmm. Maybe, maybe not.
I have a whole different theory.
Find out what it is this Sunday when you read my column = Humans: Teachers of Habit? Right here! See you then!
Jn 14:6b, 9c R. I am the way, the truth, and the life, says the Lord; Philip, whoever has seen me has seen the Father. Gospel Jn 14:6-14 Jesus said to Thomas, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you know me, then you will also know my Father. From now on you do know him and have seen him." Philip said to him, "Master, show us the Father, and that will be enough for us." Jesus said to him, ... The words that I speak to you I do not speak on my own. The Father who dwells in me is doing his works. Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me ... whoever believes in me will do the works that I do, and will do greater ones than these, because I am going to the Father. And whatever you ask in my name, I will do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.