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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Pooch's brainscape

Every now and then – and more and more often, unfortunately – it’s necessary for me to do my impression of a responsible adult. In my case, adulthood consists of reading research papers, writing research papers and growing gunk in petri dishes.

 

During these bursts of maturity, Pooch tends to get bored. So when I occasionally glance up from my Pile of Nerdy Brain-Melting-Papers, she gets excited.

 

And sometimes when she gets excited, she’ll spin around in circles. And sometimes, when she spins around in circles, she’ll bang her head on the wall and wobble a bit. She’s done this ever since she was a little puppy. By today, she will probably have had hundreds of blows to the head. This is probably why she’s the strangest dog I’ve ever met.

 

She’ll spend all day in the bathroom, staring at the laundry. Sometimes she’ll even cock her head and listen very carefully to it. She won’t eat her denta-sticks if they’re straight. I have to bend them for her. Then they’re wonderful. When we go for a walk, she has to stop in the exact same place every day to chase something that’s clearly not really there. Today she had a long grumbling exchange with her back paw, which ended with her sticking said paw in her mouth and staring into space for ten solid minutes.

 

I wish I could take a peek inside Pooch’s brain to see what she’s thinking. Then again, I’m not completely sure I really want to know…

5 comments:

Hagelrat said...

Oh Pooch, I want to hug her. I love that she talks to and sucks her paw. Sometimes I think the furries do these things because they are mimicking us. Face it, how weird must out behaviour seem to them?

Jazz said...

I'd venture to say there's not much of anything going on in there...

TOM said...

Maybe dogs, cats to for that matter, see things we don't...I had a cat once and I would swear she saw ghosts from the way she would jump at or meow at things that simply didn't seem to be there .

choochoo said...

Toasty - pooch rocks! :D

Jazz - sometimes I think she's being very clever. Then she turns right around and does something so damn dumb, it boggles the mind. Maybe she's pretending. At something.

Tom - this morning she was very annoyed with the ceiling, too.

Ricë said...

thank pooch for making me laugh out loud. (while lennie lulu was coughing, which she thought extrememly rude.)