Sometimes I’m astonished at how smart my dog Honey is.
And other times?
If Dogs Are So Smart, Then Why…
when it’s 94°F (34° C), do they insist on sitting on your lap? And then pant like they’re dying.
don’t they look at the camera to get their picture taken quickly? After all, when the camera clicks, they always get a treat. And a break from posing.
don’t they just catch their tail when it’s sitting right next to them on the couch? Instead of wasting all that energy chasing it.
when they’re thirsty, don’t they swallow the water instead of walking away from their bowl dripping all over the floor? And if they didn’t want all that water, why did they slurp it up to begin with?
don’t they rule the internet (and the resulting revenue) like the cats do? What? Is making a little money beneath them?
can’t they understand that if we trip over them while cooking and injure our brains, there won’t be any food for them to eat? Just back up there, puppy. Beep. Beep. Beep.
don’t they learn that if they’d clean up all their dog hair on the furniture and floor, we’d have more time to play with them. An hour less a day vacuuming is one more hour to play fetch.
don’t they scoop their own poop?
Oh, they get us to follow them around with little bags for cleaning up. Clever.
Maybe dogs aren’t so dumb after all.
Your Turn: When has your smart dog seemed stupid to you?