Tuesday, March 8, 2011

New Discovery: Dogs Can Listen, Appreciate Science, and Salivate Concurrently

As you might expect, our dogs are quite interested in matters pertaining to veterinary science. Beez was recently reading an article to them from The Economist (Hot Spots; How Changing Farming Habits Threaten Human Health) about livestock-to-human transmission of diseases, and they were absolutely riveted by his description of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever. 




... Or were they?

Hint: Look closely (click to enlarge) and you will see the plate of bread and cheese balanced on Beez's chest.
Everyone in our house can multitask, even the recently-retired guy.

8 comments:

becky said...

That's cute, Clair. Have you read the book "The Art of Racing in the Rain?" The whole book is written from the perspective of the family dog... who happens to be very wise, and highly entertaining!

clairz said...

Thanks, Becky, I love book recommendations! Just added that title to my list of books to read.

Miss Becky said...

that is adorable. my kitty Daisey has recently taken to jumping on the table and sitting there patiently, just staring at me, while I eat. It isn't that she wants any of it - she doesn't even show an interest. She simply wants to be close to me as I eat, and give me headbutts. I don't have the heart to put a stop to it. thanks for the laugh!

JC said...

That is the best ever. Love this !!!

Jean (aka Auntie Bucksnort) said...

My brilliant little nieces and nephew!!!!!! They know which side their literary bread is buttered on.

Sandy ~~~ said...

Uh-huh....very interested I am sure, as long as the education comes with a snack break! Very cute!

Deb said...

Funny...:) Very talented puppies you keep there in NM!

Nan said...

Oh my gosh, this is adorable!! You have four dogs! I had four for seventeen months once and I felt like a (the British) Queen when we'd all go out walking. It will probably never happen again but those days were so, so sweet. I read aloud to Sadie sometimes too. Do you read The Cat Who... books? Qwill always reads to his Siamese cats.