There are many dogs who seem to speak human. They may not know entire languages, but they can read tone and body language — and some of those signs are universal.
If you saw a person lying on the ground, moaning, with their eyes closed, you’d probably guess the person was in pain.
And that’s just what Turkish actor Numan Ertuğrul Uzunsoy was trying to portray recently during an outdoor play: His character was gravely injured.
“The character I played was injured and in great pain,” he explained to The Dodo earlier this month. “He’d fallen off a horse, and was breathing hard.”
The crowd watched as the scene progressed, but another creature was watching, too. A dog wandered in from the wings and saw Uzunsoy lying prostrate on the ground.
So it did what any concerned dog would