Sunday, July 15, 2007

Are you smarter than my dog?

When Maizie was a few months old, Jason and I realized that our dog, Mabel, was smarter than our child. And she still is. Now before you get all up in arms, consider this list of comparable skills:

Makes unintelligable noises and grunts (Maizie: Accomplished)
Is excited to see us (Maizie: Accomplished)
Sleeps in her own bed (Maizie: Mostly)
Sits on command (Maizie: Sometimes)
Comes on command (Maizie: Rarely)
Shakes (Maizie: Does waving count?)
Goes pee and pooey where she's suppossed to (Maizie: Projected in year 2009)
Does math (Maizie: Projected in year 2013)
Knows that when she hears a car in the driveway she's suppossed to stop doing whatever she's doing and act like nothing happened while we were out (Maizie: Projected in the year 2022)

On the other hand, Mabel will never walk on two legs, turn off light switches or open doors. Not to mention the whole "conscience" thing. So, we're confident Maizie will soon pass our four-legged friend on the pathway to intelligent living. Until then, it's lots of positive affirmation and plenty of kibbles and bits for our little girl.


Irma and Koby said...

Go Mabel!! What a sweet puppy dog! Hope you all had a great weekend!

Mark said...

Mabel does math?