I have been a dog person all my life. My latest furry companion has been with me the last 12 years or so. I mean she is with me a lot! She is a huge rider and is a constant companion in the back seat of my car. During my tough dark years of loss, I would always be amazed the dog would come over and set down next to me in my darkest times.
Having written all of that-she is a dog after all and as I understand it, know quite clearly when things happen, they just don't know why. Recently, I have decided to use the dog example to help answer one of my most asked questions: "When and how did you (me) know when you were trans?" I have been answering "I knew quite clearly I was trans but like a dog, I couldn't exactly say why.
If they are a dog person-they know exactly what I am saying. If not, I don't have to worry about any other questions-which is cool too!