Monday, December 12, 2011

Monday Mischief December 12

Is it Monday again already?

Well, I'm being a little mischievous in posting this.

Looks like it would be an interesting book to read, yes? Well. It was written in 1986, by a Veterinarian, though not a Veterinary Behaviorist. So, when I got to the part where Ms. Milani was discussing how dogs don't think and dogs don't have feelings, I was done. That was pretty early. My own feelings aside, if dogs (and other animals) don't think, then how is it we measure and rely upon their problem solving skills in certain instances (SAR and military work, among others). If dogs don't think and have feelings, then how is it that they develop Post Traumatic Stress?

Well. An anonymous dog shared my opinion, evidently. Though also showed great restraint.

Above is the only damaged page that I could see in the book. Not the cover, none of the pages with words on them. Just that first blank inner page, as though to instill the warning "Here be Monsters".

Elka has never ever chewed a book, and for that I'm proud, happy, and grateful. But some books....


  1. Hmmm,

    So, if us Dogs don't think, then how come we're clever enough to come up with Mischief? There, I bet Myrna can't answer that one?! Tee Hee

    I think you showed great restraint with that book :)

    Have a fun day,

    Your pal Snoopy :)

  2. Sounds like it would be fair game to chew that book Elka! Don't think? Hrmpf No feelings? Roooooo rooooo! I'm starting to think that vet has never actually met a real dog!

    *waggy tail*