Tuesday, October 30, 2007

The Laughter of Dogs

OK, so if it's a little past dusk, and you really can't see anything all that well, and one of your dogs (who shall remain nameless) is busy eating something that you suspect is cat sh!t, and is not responding to your 'come' command, don't loose your temper and try the old throw your keys trick, because while it will startle your (nameless) dog enough to pay attention to you, you will also spend twenty minutes in the (now dark) field searching for your keys. I'm just saying. . .

6 comments:

Katrin said...

LOL!!!!!! Scray thing is, I've also done this!! :-) AND with my cell phone too! Which is black.

Traci said...

LOL... mental note made :)

manymuddypaws said...

too funny! I hope I don't get to experience this!

Fox lady said...

OH, no!!!!!!!! Darn that nameless dog!

Guppy said...

Are you sure they didn't plan this? "Let's act like we're eating something so she loses her keys!" "Yeah we get to stay out another half hour!"

Christopher said...

HAHAHAHA (or I should say jajajjajajaaja since I'm working on my Spanish)!

It made so much sense at the time, no? I've done some many things like that... one of the ones that comes to mind first:

I was taking pictures at a cove beach in La Jolla (now on fire) and when I saw a rather large wave coming up with great speed, I reached into my pocket to pull out the lens cap for my camera so I wouldn't get specks of foam on the lens.

Never mind that the previous wave was ankle high and this one came over my head (that's what happens when you've walked back against the cove wall since the last wave, duh) ... my instinct to save the lens preceded the instinct to save the entire damn camera by simply lifting my arm up.

Needless to say that it was an expensive lesson. The lens was fine, it was the rest of the camera that was drenched with salt and sand and water, witch eventually leaked into the back of the lens where it couldn't be easily (or in my case, even successfully) cleaned.

I still wonder why, in this supposed age of big brother and tracking devices the size of a grain of rice, no one has invented and popularized a little tag that you can stick to your keys, your glasses, and the remote control. And then a credit card sized device that goes in your wallet that when you lose one of the above devices will either make the device emit a tone or will light up an arrow in the direction of said device, or something along those lines.

For that matter you could attach them to kids at the park and pets and such and when you look up to notice that they've moved on, you'll quickly know which way they went.

Really now, we don't need GPS precision with clunky gear, just a point in the right direction or a little beep beep to tell us we're getting closer would do.