- Wes the Goldendoodle has his owner baffled and viewers too as he heads straight to his grandma’s grave even when it is his first time to be there.
- His owner explains that Wes did not get to meet her mom as she died in 2012 and they got Wes in 2020.
- The video has already been viewed 706,000 times and left viewers emotional and asking how Wes knew where to go.
A golden doodle named Wes has 706,000 viewers on TikTok, emotional. As soon as he was off leash, he just somehow knew where to go when he first visited the cemetery and sat down close to the headstone of his owner’s mother.
@coolleenyau It was Wes’ first time meeting our mom and he ran straight to her grave! My mom passed away in 2012 and we got Wes in 2020. He’s never met her in person before or been to her grave before. This was so weird! #fyp #dogsoftiktok #doglover #ghosts #ghoststories ♬ original sound – cy
@coolleenyau’s caption reads: “It was Wes’ first time meeting our mom and he ran straight to her grave! My mom passed away in 2012 and we got Wes in 2020. He’s never met her in person before or been to her grave. This was so weird!”
This prompted one commenter to write: “Dogs are sensitive to spirits. They just know.”
There may be no scientific basis for dogs’ ability to sense spirits but according to the American Kennel Club, “so much of animal behavior is uncertain that the possibilities of a dog sensing something a human can’t is out of the question.”
Director of the AKC Family Dog Program and certified animal behaviorist Mary Burch added that “When someone is inclined to believe in the paranormal, some dogs may exhibit behaviors that make it look like they are perhaps sensing an apparition is nearby.”
Wes exhibited that he instinctively knew where grandma was even if he did not get to meet her. Or maybe grandma was there all the time watching?
Commenters can relate as they shared their own experiences like Noah who wrote: “My dog ran to my grandmother’s room in the nursing home without ever being there before.”
While another user Bobbi Murphy wrote: “Animals and babies can see spirits no joke.”
Sue Jiffy asked: “Is it just me hoping the dogs can see the spirits standing by their graves? And/Or is it their sense of smell?”
Dogs smell 1,000 to 10,000 times stronger than humans and their ability to use their noses to smell incoming natural disasters has been studied. They can sense changes in barometric pressure and other natural phenomena because of their noses.
Now we wonder what Wes would say if he could talk.