Could also explain his sudden interest in
hot dogs and beer...
My dog farts and lays around a lot. I guess I’m to blame.
I knew I should have stopped licking myself when we got the puppy.
My dog barks a lot. My wife talks a lot. Hmm.
I try not to sniff butts when the dog is around, but he must have seen me anyway.
And the leg humping, too.
Makes sense... Now I know where he learned how to scratch... But I’m not sure where he learned to lick certain parts of his body... lol
I guess that explains Bo cr@pping all over the White House lawn.
I don’t know about you guys, but I think this study has it backwards...we actually try to imitate our dogs...I have learned to enjoy a lifestyle of sleeping, eating, hunting and fishing, or otherwise playing, and mating...I don’t really like work anymore. For further evidence...my wife calls me a dog while never referring to the dogs as human...
I find this a little suspicious. I do not dig holes and poop in the yard.
I believe this. Years ago...when I first tried to get my dog to play Frisbee,,,,she kept trying to catch it with her hands.
I had to take her to a friends house and his dog showed her how to catch it in her mouth. She never tried using her paws again.
Wolfie...she was literally, the smartest damn dog I had ever seen. HUGE vocabulary. (listening not speaking!)
A sign on my door says, “My dog attacks dim-o-rats”. Guess this is true. Wait... I am like my dog!
I knew I shouldn’t go dig up the voles for midnight snacks, but I just couldn’t help myself.
My dogs have a definite preference to lay their heads on a pillow when on the sofa or the bed. It’s funny to see. Whether it was learned behavior or natural, I don’t know. The girl will sometimes sit upright and lean back on the sofa, just as a person sits; I have never seen another dog do that.
I read about another study that claimed to show there was nothing “man’s best friend” altruistic about the domesticated dog’s behavior towards humans.
They acquired (possibly over many generations) behaviors that they learned that humans would reward them for, fostering behaviors in humans to act like their parents and take care of them; feed them, give them a home and a “family”. The author called them something like “smart, sly, wonderful, little parasites”.
My dog-loving sense was not offended. It does not matter why (dogs do what they do), the experience is the reward.
Any dog-owner Freeper can tell you the same thing without a government grant.
Captain obvious strikes again: Sneaky Dogs Take Food Quietly to Avoid Getting Caught