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Sunday, December 28, 2008

Television Show Review


Today I watched a TV show that had a lot of promise. At first I excited because I thought it would be about a group of mules or donkeys. The show was called:

But then I was disappointed because the show was about humans. Hee Haw, as it turned out, was about these humans who lived in a ficticious rural place called Kornfield Kounty.

But I gotta tell you that the show was really great. I think, if fact, it was about the place my Human grew up in. The episode was filmed in 1969, so she would have been 3 or so at the time. I didn't see her in the episode, however.

So why do I think this show was great? Because the humans were so stupid. Incredibly stupid in fact. It was nice seeing humans in their natural habitat.

There were a lot of stupid jokes and singing on the show. Not nearly enough dogs, however. I saw only one dog, a Bloodhound named Kingfish the Wonder Dog. He seemed to be snoozing. Nice work! What a thespian.

There was one song that I liked a lot, however. It was a very sad song that could have been sung everyday by dogs when their humans drive off to wherever they go:

Where, oh where are you tonight?
Why did you leave me here all alone?
I searched the world over and I thought I found true love.
You met another and pfft you was gone.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Pippen Tagged Me


The lovely and talented Pippen of Pippin's Gentle Blog tagged me. Here's what this game is about: You go to your computer archives and then go to the 6th folder and pick the 6th picture and then post it along with the story behind it.

Look! It was all of us at the time, sort of:

Rooie is in the left side of the picture. Fargo is on the carpet, closest to Rooie. I'm using Fargo's leg as a pillow. Part of Lex is in the upper right corner. Meepie's hiney and snooter is in the lower right corner.

I don't know why my Human took this picture. Perhaps it was a poor attempt to get all 5 of us in the picture. Or, more likely, she just thought I looked cute resting my head on Fargo.

Now I'm tagging 6 bloggers:

My cousin Sitka, niece Cornelia Marie, and their cat (who I'm not related to)
Holly, my niece Khady Lynn, and the rest of the pack
Ender the Eskie
Mary-Margaret O'Brien

Woo to one and all!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

It's Snow Fun


So it snowed. Not enough, mind you. But I'll take what I can get. My Human was able to leave work early so she could play with us and take pictures.

If you click on this picture, you can see me, Rooie, Meepie, and Fargo better:

This is what Lex was doing. He's a loner.

The snow wasn't very deep. But we were able to stick our snooters in the snow:

Here's what my face looked like after I good done:

Saturday, December 13, 2008

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Tuesday, December 09, 2008



I read this article today about how some human scientists did this big study on whether or not dogs could tell if something was fair. Here's what they did. They'd tell a dog to do something stupid like shake hands with the human and then if that dog did that, then the dog would get a treat. Eventually the scientist would pick on one dog and not give that dog a treat when he (or she) did the stupid trick. The scientists were all impressed that the non-treat-recipient dog would wander away and not participate in the experience.

There was a quote in the article that I thought was really stupid. (I put the emphasis on the most stupid part.)

One thing that did surprise the researchers was that—unlike primates—the dogs didn't seem to care whether the reward was sausage or bread.

Possibly, they suggested, the presence of a reward was so important it obscured any preference. Other possibilities, they said, are that daily training with their owners overrides a preference, or that the social condition of working next to a partner increased their motivation regardless of which reward they got.

And the dogs never rejected the food, something that primates had done when they thought the reward was unfair.

The dogs, the researchers said, "were not willing to pay a cost by rejecting unfair offers."

Clive Wynne, an associate professor in the psychology department of the University of Florida, isn't so sure the experiment measures the animals reaction to fairness.

"What it means is individuals are responding negatively to being treated less well," he said in a telephone interview.

Isn't this what "fair" means?

There was one part of the article that I like a lot. I am emphasizing my most favorite part here:

Those that refused at the start—and one border collie that insisted on trying to herd other dogs—were removed. That left 29 dogs to be tested in varying pairs.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

A Good Night


(Unfortunately we did not get a picture of the carnage. We thought the flash would wake my Human. But the chair in this picture is the damaged object. Meepie, also shown in this photo, may or may not have had anything to do with the damage.)

We had a lot of fun last night after my Human went to sleep. Earlier that night, she had eaten some cheese in the golden colored chair. Rooie thought that she may have dropped some of it. So somedog decided to go cheese mining in the chair.

And here's the funny part: My Human was sleeping on the floor about 5 feet from the chair! She was wearing ear plugs and couldn't hear all but the loudest sounds. But we were very quiet anywoo.

I knew that she'd be happy, so I woke my Human up at about 4am. As you can imagine, she was well pleased to find hunks of chair stuffing surrounding her on the floor!

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

We Are The Champions, My Friends


Ha roo ha roo har oooooooooo! Thank woo to everyone who voted for Khyra for the DWB Awesome Blog Award and me for the Post of the Month. That will teach those stupid squirrels a thing or two!

We won! We won! WE WON!!!