• A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself. ~ Josh Billings
  • I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive. ~ Gilda Radner

Dogs might be smarter than I thought

I think I might have to revise my opinion of the intelligence of dogs.  Last night the Nice Lady Who Feeds Me was sitting on the couch eating a sandwich.  That old, feeble Jingles waddled to the middle of the room and just flat-out PEED right there on the hardwood floor.  Normally I would conclude from this that dogs are too stupid to pee outside like any civilized critter would do.  But what happened next truly amazed me.

The Nice Lady said “Oh Jingles!” and went into the kitchen to get some paper stuff to clean up the mess.  As soon as her back was turned, old Jingles scooted up the ramp onto the couch and gobbled up that sandwich.  Now this impressed me for two reasons.  First, I didn’t think that old dog could scoot anymore, but she was up that ramp in a skinny minute.  Second, I believe she actually figured out a plan of attack and executed it beautifully.

But the most amazing thing of all was that the Nice Lady was not even a little bit angry at Jingles.  She laughed and petted her, and snuggled up with her on the couch.  Just when you think you have humans and dogs figured out, they go and do something amazing.

Posted by Maytag on 2009-07-01

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One Response

  1. Ah sounds like our old Sprocket!

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