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?


12 comments:

Boxer said...

Ivan??? Again with the Skunk?

Well, unfortunately, you know what to do.

**holds nose**

Doris Rose said...

ROFLOL, those kids, I'm tellin' ya.
My Dog A and Dog B were reversed when there was the fateful porcupine adventure. The lucky winner got a Not free trip to the vet, with complimentary anesthesia.

kmwthay said...

awwwwwww. Maybe Dog B, having spent much of her life roaming around the great out doors, knew better. Perhaps a previous run-in taught her something??

Big Shamu said...

Yeah, I was guessing the Eater of Autos was the skunk sniffer. Or maybe he just likes the smell?

moi said...

Boxer: Ding, ding, ding.

Doris: The Ivanator's done the porcupine thing, too. THREE freakin' times. Not free trip is right . . .

kmwthay: Actually, Ivan was the street smart urchin, and Maddie the Border Collie was pampered much of her life. But she knew, just looking at mephisto mophisto, that that critter was not to be messed with. Ivan, it seems, remains singularly hopeful.

Shamu: Who knows? Da dawg ain't stupid, but it's a, uh, DIFFERENT kind of intelligence.

fishy said...

Get the vinegar out! A skunked dog is a mighty terrible stench. Maybe Ivan just figured since he was so much bigger he could safely take a closer look at that varmit?

Entertaining post, and there is a new one at the Pond.

Margo said...

Do you remember the Partridge Family episode where they had to bathe in tomato soup after a run in with a skunk? I didn't make that up, did I? Both dog A and B are precious :)

czar said...

More dog posts!

TROLL Y2K said...

I'm guessing Ivan got the lesson in stink. And will forget it.

NYD said...

Maybe he just plain likes it. It could be an acquired taste, like bleu cheese.

the Dread Pirate Rackham said...

that's just great. Thanks dog, for stinkin' me out of the house. Geh!

chickory said...

well, hell, dog B didnt go for the skunk it looks like family!