My pup Geordie was such a smart guy that I constantly had to come up with games and puzzles to keep him occupied. One thing he really liked was flashcards. He learned the alphabet, familiar words and he even did math. Toby turned out to be more of an active guy preferring to play chase or fetch, so we didn’t use flashcards much after Geordie left.
This weekend, the weather was too rainy to play outside, so I decided to bring out the flashcards. One game Geordie and I would play was Boy/Girl. I would ask him if someone he knew was a boy or a girl, and he would have to touch the correct card to get a treat. It turns out that Toby is really good at this game too – except that when I ask him if mommy is a boy or a girl, he insists I am a boy. Geordie did too. Both dogs are adamant that I am a boy. It makes me wonder: what do they know that I don’t (and do I need to notify the DMV)?
Duh, of course I know things you don’t!
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OHH THAT MADE ME SMILE !! YOU REALLY HAVE TO WONDER HOW THEY SEE THIS WORLD !
YOUR WONDERFUL MUSEUM BOOK TOUCHED ON THAT !!!
If only I had thought to question Geordie further, he probably could have explained why he thought that way. These boys certainly have a unique way of looking at the world!
You have been blessed with some very smart dogs.
Smart, evil and bitey…just the way I like ’em!
I no longer even get close to the subject of gender identification. Uh-uh, no way. As far as I’m concerned y’all can be male, female, neutral, positive, negative, reverse, forward or park. Don’t mean nuttin’ to me. But yeah, the Tobester is a smart pupster.
It would be interesting to know if other animals have a fluid definition of gender as humans do. Fortunately or unfortunately I don’t know how to ask.
Maybe it is because I buy my clothes from the men’s department that my pups think I’m a guy?
I think it’s the beard.
I dunno. Toby’s Schnauzer girlfriend has a beard, and he still thinks she is a girl….
Not just a cute face, eh, Toby!!! 🙂 Way to go! Good boy! 🙂
PATS and RUBS!!! 🙂
PS…Sometimes I wish I knew what our pups are thinking, especially about us…and other times, I don’t even want to know! 😉 HA! 😛
It’s safer not knowing. Geordie could talk, and he often told me how stupid he thought I was. 🙄
And they are so expressive with their faces.
A face worth a 1,000+ words! 🙂
Well, I think our pups ARE smarter than we are!
Mine certainly are!
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