Dogs crave our approval, and it’s obvious they understand when they’re being rebuked, however mildly. Yes, they’re smart: you’d almost swear they speak English. So then why aren’t they smart enough not to make a shambles of your living room? That’s one for the Durants. Meanwhile, you never have this problem with a pet turtle.
When the drones and robots do try to take over, our first line of defense will be our cats and dogs, plus the odd bird or two. Our pets will not stand idly by while the human race is supplanted by machines. They’ve got a good gig going and they don’t want to lose it.
I hope you’re not getting fed up with videos of dogs and cats playing with human babies. I suspect it gives Gov. Northam fits. And when I see the dog happily and thoroughly licking the baby’s face, with the baby sometimes licking back, I can almost hear the various kinds of noises my mother would make if she could see that. But I understand dogs and cats are great for strengthening a baby’s immune system.
Don’t be sad if you cork off while watching this video. And really, if that clip of the little baby cuddled up with those two tiny puppies, all three of them asleep–really, if that doesn’t wring an “Awwwww!” out of you, I don’t know what will.
Dogs, like cats, seem to understand they have to be gentle with babies. How do they know that? And how do the babies know not to be afraid of dogs? I was afraid of dogs when I was a little boy. But probably I wouldn’t have been, if we’d had a dog in the house when I was a baby.
But if my mother had ever seen the dog cuddling the baby and licking the baby all over–well, that would’ve been the end of that. Unless she fainted first.
Cool remote-controlled toys, like the ones in this video, did not exist when I was a kid. As for now, my cats are more into pipe cleaners, cardboard boxes, and empty vitamin capsules (oh, joy!). I think if I brought in a remote-controlled toy robot or helicopter, Robbie and Peep would disappear. Shoulda had one for Buster, though: he would’ve appreciated it.
Something distracted me from my routine, this post is two hours late, and consequently must compete with the Stupor Bowl half-assed, er, halftime show… So be it.
Cats and dogs are extremely creative when it comes to falling asleep. Note the dog running in his sleep. When I do that, my wife doesn’t like it.
All right, enough of the ponking nooze already! Basta!
Enjoy these dogs having a blast in the snow. The dogs in my neighborhood are kind of blase about snow–not that we’ve had any this year–but the dogs in this video are way up for it. Nobody does joie de vivre better than a dog. Although in all fairness, turtles have an entirely different way of showing it.
Come to think of it, are there puppies that are not excitable? Not counting mud puppies, who have no effective way of showing their emotions. You wouldn’t catch them barking at their reflections in a mirror. But the puppies in this video will bark at anything. You might not want them doing that, once they’re grown up.
Here’s a mystery that fascinates me. What actually goes on in the mind of a baby who’s still too young to talk? I mean, they can’t tell us, and yet there’s a complete human brain up there… But it hasn’t yet acquired a vocabulary. How do you think, you can’t talk?
But dogs and cats seem to have a knack for communicating with human babies. Do they have some kind of pre-language communication? Telepathy, maybe?