Wednesday, August 12, 2009
My Dog and the Doggy Days of Summer
Oh EXCELLENT. Some good news to report at last. It turns out my dog Kerouac is almost as smart as my robot.
Or as intelligent as a two-year-old child.
Researchers have found that dogs are capable of understanding up to 250 words and gestures, can count up to five and can perform simple mathematical calculations.
"Obviously we are not going to be able to sit down and have a conversation with a dog, but like a two-year-old, they show that they can understand words and gestures."
Of course after spending a few days with my brother's two-year-old son I have to report that isn't saying much.
GIMME GIMME !!!!! Bang. Crash. WAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!!
But then I'm still TRAUMATIZED.
So the day Kerouac understands that rolling in a dead fish after going swimming which he LOVES...
Means going swimming in the tub....which he HATES.
I think I'll call him a genius eh?
On the other hand Kerouac says the day I understand why he doesn't eat his delicious crunchies before I finish my steak.
He'll call ME a genius....
Yup. The doggy days of Summer.
May they never end...