Monday, March 26, 2007

Dogs Who Are Smarter Than The People Who Own Them

The dog's name is Missy, and she's a terrier. She refused to eat her Iams's, so her owner decided to try an old moms' trick...

"Elaine Larabie said yesterday she ate some dog food last week in an effort to convince her terrier, Missy, to do the same."

I wonder if she did the spoon-as-airplane-and-tongue-as-runway-in-mouth-as-hangar thingie. I've seen moms try that with infants, and I've always interpretted the look on the infants' faces as, "Mooooooom, fer crissake, gimme a break! What did you do before airplanes were invented? Get that crap outa here!"

"The mealtime routine continued for about two weeks, until both got sick."

I guess Missy just gave up and realized that if she didn't open her mouth at least once, she'd never get any rest. It's gotta be tough being not only smarter than your owner, but smarter and smaller.

"Initially, the devoted dog owner did not think dog food made her sick. 'I thought I caught a virus, but then I realized I ate the food, and put two and two together,' she said."

Is she blonde? I'll bet she's blonde. Bottled blonde. All those chemicals slow down the synapse development, y'know.

Somebody please tell me this stupid broad doesn't have any children!


Blogger Tim said...

Makes ya wonder don't it....

Monday, March 26, 2007 7:36:00 PM  
Blogger Candace said...

Hey, easy on the blonde jokes! It's a good thing you added the "bottled" bit or I might have taken offense./sarc

Honestly, what a twit of a woman, she would have won the Darwins for this year, I'm sure.

Monday, March 26, 2007 11:20:00 PM  
Blogger Candace said...

Yo! Chimera...

You are not alone (h/t SDA)

Wednesday, March 28, 2007 9:37:00 PM  
Blogger Chimera said...

Yeah, I got that story in my e-mail from a friend of mine this morning. Believe it or not, chimerae aren't that unusual, although most are the "vanishing twin" type.

This one is a strange one, though. It's virtually impossible for two sperm to fertilize the same egg, but it happened this time. I'll bet genetic researchers will want to do some testing on the father, to find out how his second sperm managed to beat the hormonal barrier of the already-fertilized egg. Unless both sperm hit the egg at exactly the same instant...

Wednesday, March 28, 2007 10:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't believe the woman was eating dog food, anyway. Yechhh.

My cat, Red, is way smarter than I am. He seemed once to be having trouble eating. It was as if his teeth or throat or gums hurt. I took him to our regular vet. He couldn't find anything wrong. I took Red to a vet that specializes in animal dentistry. They x-rayed his head. A friend laughed and said that if I'd had my head "x-rayed" it would be a CAT scan. My mom said I just needed to have my head examined, the cat was playing me. I was cooking him chicken livers and mashing them, buying meat baby food, in general just begging him to eat. At any rate, the specialist found nothing abnormal. The weekend after the last vet visit, we had to leave town, and we left Red in the care of our son, who was still living at home. Needless to say, son was not inclined to cook and mash chicken livers for Red, or feed him baby food. He just dumped dry cat food in the bowl and left Red to eat or starve. Lo & behold, when we returned from our trip, Red's "problem" was cured and he was able to eat quite merrily. As I said, smarter than I am.

BTW, I cannot seem to sign in with my Google/Blogger account, so I'm just going with old Anonymous.

Cait of Caiterwauling

Thursday, March 29, 2007 3:03:00 PM  

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