Thursday, February 14, 2008

random bits and my deep question for the week

Today on my way to work I saw a moose! Look how close I got to her! (don't worry, there was a barbed-wire fence between us.)



Awhile back Anna drew a picture of "home". A still-life, of sorts. On the far left is Anna's arm holding a root beer. Then we have both a Christmas tree and a menorah on the mantle (which we didn't have, but I thought it was very cute she took David's traditions into account). Then a lovely vase of flowers, Moby with his toy, David in the kitchen and, very prominently, mommy's wine glass, front and center. I can't decide if this is extremely funny or extremely disturbing or both. I thought Eric was going to pee his pants when he saw that. Is it time for AA???

That wasn't my deep question, by the way. No, today's deep question involves gaseous dogs.

Why is it that a dog can release the most heinous, noxious, potentially lethal silent fart ever and he'll continue sleeping peacefully in the resulting foul-smelling green cloud of toxicity, but if he AUDIBLY farts, it will wake him from a sound sleep, he'll stare at his own butt with a DEEPLY CONCERNED look on his face and then he'll have to get up and move away from the sound??

Just wondering.

16 comments:

Dee said...

He's not moving away from the sound, silly, he's moving away from the smell. Tho dogs delight in horrible odors, 'specially if they can roll in it. ( the sound awakens him, and he can't believe him own odor. )That way he can blame it on the cat.

Dee said...

Oh, and perhaps Anna could be a detective someday. She is so observant !

jpogue said...

How cool seeing a moose! I love Anna's picture, she obviously got grampa Pogue's talent for art. And the dog fart thing, it must be something in the air - literally. Our dogs have started doing that over the last two weeks too. Friggin' disgusting!

MP said...

The Moose..How cool is that???

OK, I just love the big huge vase that you have..that's really nice. I can tell she was trying for depth..but the big stuff was funny.

My puppy hates my farts..but he's cool with his own. Very strange.

kate said...

MP, that's because you probably eat disgusting PEOPLE food. Dogs are very discerning that way! :)

Linda, aka "Lala" said...
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Linda, aka "Lala" said...

Hello?!! Dogs do that for the same reason you do. If it's silent, they think nobody notices. If it's outloud, he moves, trying to make it look like YOU did it, and he is disgusted with you. He looks at his butt as if to say, thank Gob you don't do what HERS does!

Jodi is the farting expert, I'm surprised she didn't explain this to you!

Robyn said...

LOVE the still life! I thought those were giant lollipops in the vase.

jpogue said...

You know, I was thinking, I can't believe you took that picture of that moose. Remember when you took that picture of the bull and he started digging the ground with his hoof like you see on tv? You almost wet yourself you were so scared! I've never seen you run that fast.

kate said...

Ok sister, do I need to remind people of YOUR little story??

I only ran that fast from that bull because a)he was licking his chops, pawing the ground and clearly had waaaaaaay too much testosterone pumping through his veigns and b)he looked like Satan in the form of a GIANT FURRY BULL WITH HORNS THE SIZE OF BASEBALL BATS.

ahem.

kate said...

PS. don't make me "valerie plame" you. Oh man, I'm gonna use this one for a looooong time.

jpogue said...

what does "valerie plame" mean? Should I be scared?

jpogue said...

Ok, never mind. I looked up Valerie Plame. So what the hell are you gonna "out" me on dork? Like my entire life, and everything embarassing I've ever done isn't already posted on my blog or yours or Linda's for everyone to see.

kate said...

I'll expose your cover, "out" you as a spy! Nip your new career in the bud (or butt). Yeah, and don't think I won't!!

jpogue said...

oh.

jpogue said...

How DO we start out talking about dog farts and end up like this? We seem to do it every time one of us blogs. We need professional help...