But before we could get on the trail our path was blocked.
Three mountain bikers rolled on by.
They couldn’t see us as they approached because we were hidden behind a tree. But as they rolled on past, only a few feet away, not one of them looked and noticed that we were there.
Imagine being so close to a dog and a person and not knowing it.
People are so unaware sometimes.
I’d never miss a biker. If I didn’t see or hear the biker I would smell him.
But what if nobody smelled?
Not only would the world be a far less interesting place, but if someone was quiet enough they might be able to sneak up on you.
Or we might pass people and dogs all the time and not even know about it.
We might be lost in our own little worlds and lose out on all the greetings, and conversations (barking, I mean), and playful times.
That might make the world a lonely place to be.
It would be terrible!
Wait. If people can’t smell things very well, I bet they miss out on who’s near them all the time.
Something needs to be done about this.
There must be some kind of nose surgery to help people smell things better.
And I hope that surgery clears a few more things up for them.
For some reason people have the strangest sense about what smells good.