In Which I Suddenly See Things From My Dog’s Perspective

(NOTE: Based on time elapsed since the posting of this entry, the BS-o-meter calculates this is 7.236% likely to be something that Ferrett now regrets.)

So. Whenever I get up to use the bathroom, the dog thinks it is PLAYTIME. And, of course, I’ll happily play a brief round of tug-of-war or fetch with my dog on the way to the potty.

But whenever I play tug-of-war with her, I make silly dog noises to mock her: rawr, rawr, rawr. Done it for years. If I make the noise out of context, her ears will perk up in confusion: Aren’t we playing tug-of-war now?

After years of doing this, I just realized:

My dog doesn’t make that noise.

She barks, she growls, but she doesn’t go rawr.

Which means that from my dog’s perspective, for absolutely no reason, I make a rawr-rawr noise when I am in a playful mood, and she has simply chalked it up as one of my many eccentricities.

Which, I suppose, it is.

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