Saturday, May 30, 2009
One of These Dogs is Not Like the Other
Dateline: 6:30 a.m., Friday, May 29th, 2009, Tijeras New Mexico. Dog A and Dog B are on their daily morning walk through the forest. Suddenly, Dog A's prey instinct is triggered by the flash of something moving rapidly through the brush. Dog B, equally prey-driven, is alerted by Dog A's interest, and the chase is on, with both dogs going hell-bent-for-leather after the flashing critter.
Within five minutes, Dog B is back by owner's side, tongue lolling, tail wagging. Clean-smelling.
Dog A returns another couple minutes later, stinking to high heaven.
Can you tell me, which is Dog A, who wouldn't know a learning curve if it looped up and bit said dog in the butt, and which is Dog B who, it seems, is turning out to be the one we're going to have to send to Harvard?