Friday, July 13, 2007

Talking to Dogs


I just heard a person talking to their dog as they walked by our house. My kids wondered what the dog could be thinking as the person muttered to it. Immediately "The Far Side" came to mind- the cartoon above in particular. Funny stuff.

10 comments:

Qayaq said...

I think in reality dogs are contemplating the great mysteries of the universe and we are not yet smart enough to be able to communicate with them. They have perhaps figured out the secret to traveling at worp drive but can't implement it due to their lack of opposable thumbs. When we hear them barking late a night they are really debating theories back and forth. When we are smart enough to understand them we will be able to "Go where no man,(or dog) has gone before..." After all a dog made it into space before man did.

Wayne said...

I remember Jack Collins and I were having a conversation about "talking to animals" at CTS one afternoon between classes.

We agreed that if we ever got around to "breaking the code" and began to communicate with the Dolphins, instead of having some deep conversation about world peace and environmentalism, we probably couldn't get them to stop talking about food and sex.

Qayaq said...

The world is really just an experiment started by mice to discover the ultimate question.
(Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)

Phantom495 said...

Dogs are cool!

AJF said...

I agree Scott...Other than being smelly, disgusting, flea-ridden, sometimes vicious, always fickle, germ infested, and basically unintelligent, they're very cool.

Qayaq said...

Let's see...
Smelly...check
disgusting...check
flea-ridden...check
visious...check
fickle...definitely!
germ infested...check
unintelligent...Yep that describes a lot of people.

Except dogs have people waiting on them hand and foot like royalty, day in and day out. So maybe we should scratch unintelligent from the dog side of the list.

AJF said...

I wouldn't conclude that dogs are intelligent simply because certain people treat them like royalty. That's more an indicator of human intelligence, or lack thereof.

Qayaq said...

I would have to assume that your obsession over your hatred of dogs is just to get under peoples skin. I hope that in reality you do not spend this much time on thinking and looking up things on the internet just to fuel your hatred.

AJF said...

No hatred toward dogs whatsoever. They were a once proud species....

Frontier Forest said...

Been away a couple of days, but for sure, Gayag's got'ya Tony! After all, what would old folks like me and Cheri do without our faithful pooches?