Thoughts on Ollie Pointing and Companionship

Ollie the Pointer’s paw-pointing antics are hilariously futile! Never knew dogs pointed until I met GSP owners. Ollie’s summer trail walks are full of bunny and squirrel ‘hunts’, with him pointing for minutes, yet he’s never caught one.

Ollie’s earnest ‘hunts’ are not just amusing but also a poignant reminder of the evolution of the role of dogs in our lives. From once being valued primarily for their utility - herding, hunting, guarding - dogs like Ollie now find their primary place as human companions. This shift reflects a deeper change in how we view and value these loyal friends, not for what they can do, but for the joy and companionship they bring into our lives.

Shiv Indap @spiritbear