I believe Cookie Has Psychic Powers! After all, there are countless tales of dogs who have appeared to foresee the future, predicting and even averting accidents and disasters. Maybe what appears to be a sixth sense is actually a highly enhanced functioning of the existing five.
Dogs do live in a very different sensory world than us. While we perceive the world around us primarily in visual terms, their world is one of scent and hearing.
Dogs' hearing is around four times more powerful than ours with ears that can revolve like satellite dishes and tell which direction a sound is coming from.
But a dog's hearing is nothing compared to its sense of smell. While we have a mere five million scent glands, dogs have up to 300 million, depending on the breed.
When a dog goes out in the morning and sniffs the air it can literally tell what's passed, what's present, and what's on its way into its environment. So dogs really can see into the future - even if only a short distance. They can also tell what the weather is going to do, since they'll register a slight change in barometric pressure that we humans are blissfully unaware of.
But it's not just their incredibly heightened senses that amaze me. Dogs have evolved with us over thousands of years and are pretty smart at picking up on the tiniest of clues, Witness demonstrations, experiments and doggone fun with Cookie a wonderful dog!