You’ve all seen it…you’re scratching or petting a dog near the forelegs, and their hind legs starts twitching uncontrollably.
I’m assuming there’s some nerve connection…is this comparable to a human’s funny bone? Is there any evolutionary purpose to this?
I’m sure it doesn’t hurt the dog. My husband was petting our dog, and she promptly buried her head in the couch cushion, closed her eyes, and let her hind leg jerk away.
I just find this a very funny phenomenon, and I’d be happy for any insight into it.