Odd Facts and Observations about Dogs


Jake is from West Virginia and enjoys hunting and air sex.

Jenny is from Puerto Rico and enjoys opening latches on fences and is also an illegal immigrant. I wonder if there is a connection.

Jake is not a rocket scientist. Please refer to the above photo and the exceptionally wide grin on his face, as well as the George W. Bush look in his eyes.  If Jake could speak anything other than “woof,” this is what he would say:

“There’s an old saying in Tennessee West Virginia — I know it’s in Texas, probably in Tennessee West Virginia — that says, fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can’t get fooled again.” – George W. Bush.

Jake enjoys chewing on small rocks and dining on dirt, as does Jenny, who is a dirt connoissewer. I just learned this fact yesterday when I was walking Jenny in the yard. Jenny also has bad knees and sees an orthopedist. She just had knee surgery and wears this hat sometimes, which reminds me of a vacuum cleaner.

Jenny Eating Lunch

Why do dogs eat dirt? Is it the texture, the aroma, or the nutritional value? It’s got lots of minerals. Maybe it tastes like chicken. I have no idea. It remains a mystery to me, as does a dog‘s preference in hors devours, when sampling crepe, uh, er, crap from the cat tray.

Dogs love to eat cat poop, a delicacy, as well as anything they find on the floor, which brings me to the next point.

A dog is as intelligent as a two year oldProbably not Jake. That’s what I read in an article, aptly entitled, Dogs’ Intelligence On Par With Two-Year-Old Human, Canine Researcher Says.

“Although you wouldn’t want one to balance your checkbook, dogs can count.”

I can’t balance a checkbook or count.

If you’re a parent of a two-year old or a twenty-one year old, who once was two, then you know that a two-year old will put anything in his/her mouth. They also crawl on all fours, like a dog, and poop in the house, unlike a dog. Most dogs poop outside unless you forget to take him/her for a walk after a second cup of coffee. Then the dog will poop in the house in a highly-trafficked area.

Dogs don’t really drink coffee. But they like to emulate humans, as indicated below.

Another interesting fact about dogs. They have elbows and knees. I discovered this the first time Jake sat on my lap and stuck his pointy elbow into my ribs. He also weighs 45 pounds – could lose a pound or two – and is clearly not a lap dog. But he doesn’t understand the concept of weight and its relationship to pain. Remember the smile.

I didn’t know that dogs even had knees until Jenny busted hers. Jenny is also ADD and very active. I think she might have busted her knee while body slamming Jake against a wall. Maybe that’s why Jake isn’t intelligent. Too many head slams against the wall.

Do you know any interesting facts about dogs? Do you even like dogs?

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12 Comments Odd Facts and Observations about Dogs

  1. Mrsblogalot

    I love dogs! And I love that picture of Jenny eating lunch. I find myself rooting for her that she can reach..go Jenny go!!! (-:

  2. Lauren

    LOL! Actually, she's no longer a cone head, and her status has been upgraded from dog vac to just plain dog.

  3. ReformingGeek

    Connoissewer. I love it!

    Very funny post as usual.

    I love dogs although I prefer they belong to other people! 😉

    My mom had a poodle that liked to play with frogs. She didn't know what to do with it after she put her paw on it.

    I love watching dogs chase their tails or stare at you after they let out a deadly silent fart!

  4. Lauren

    Brian: They do look like dog personal ads. LOL! Never thought of it until you mentioned it. Who'd have thought. A year and half later, and Bush is still good for a laugh.

    RF: Thanks!! Jake chases his tail when he gets frustrated. In my family, all silent odors belong to the dogs. The loud ones are usually human in origin.

  5. Mr. Stupid

    This was too funny. I love dogs. The one in my house is a monster, though. That quote by Bush is so funny. Who can forget GWB?

  6. Lauren

    Why is your dog a monster, Mr. S? Is your dog the rat that squeals whenever you execute one of your pranks?

  7. mommapolitico

    We at the Politico household love dogs. Our rescued dog, Lucky, just passed away and we're taking a little break. When we dive back in, the kiddos want 2 dogs, under the guise that they will keep each other company. Other than too many bodyslams and headbangs, whaddya think of this theory?

    1. dogtraining

      I have to admit that dogs are the most amazing creatures on earth. I have observed many interesting things and facts about dogs

  8. Lauren

    I'm so sorry about your dog, Lucky. It's so horribly painful when a pet dies. I think your kids theory is correct. My two dogs keep each other company and love each other. They've been called "bookends" by one vet.

    My next door neighbor's dog, who is an only dog child, is miserable being alone. He always breaks the fence to come over to visit my pooches. If your kids are around a lot, it's different of course. But if you're gone a lot, dogs definitely could use a pooch pal, or even a cat that likes dogs.

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