posted on Aug, 27 2004 @ 01:43 PM
They can certainly see ours...
Often though, they may be reacting to sights, sounds, smells, etc. that we don't sense. Remember, their senses are MUCH keener than ours. The dog
may be smelling exhaust from a strange car pulling up next door and switch to "alert" mode...yet you heard or saw nothing. Same with a cat hearing
a lizard twitch on the windowsill outside, etc.
In my experiences, in sensing an actual entity, the dog will bark, not just stare...and be in a defensive posture (hackles raised, teeth bared, etc.)
Because our "ghost" resides in our staircase, it took forever to get the dog to go up or down the stairs... She seems to be more used to the ghost
though (may be a phantom, not a ghost, jury is still out, haven't seen it respond to stimuli really)...and rarely gives it a passing bark...unless
the "coldspot" is really active, then she goes nuts for a little bit.
Our other "special" (retarded) dog, cute as she is, is completely oblivious to it...