We have a lovely, though daft, yellow lab called Amos. He is absolutely bonkers, bounds about whenever the grandkids come, lets them tow him all over the place, then prowls hungrily for anything tasty they might drop. The thing is while he is daft, he isn't stupid. He knows when something is not right. If Angie is feeling unwell he simply won't leave her alone and wants to cuddle up to her, constantly checking on her to satisfy himself that all is well. I only need to cough and no matter where he is, he finds me just to make sure I am okay. It is rather funny sometimes. He really does show genuine compassion, more so I think than many people. Does anyone else notice this quality in their pets?