Thursday, December 21, 2006

Supposing Your Nostrils Were on Your Knuckles...

Pappy is pretty good with his paws, but they are only really useful for pinning things to the ground. For grabbing and fine manipulation, his mouth is his only hand. The disadvantages of this arrangement are pretty evident if you have ever seen your dog's tongue coated in filth. Another problem reveals itself when I hear Pappy trying to breathe, snorting and snuffling, while trying to extricate rubber balls jammed into tight spaces.

Every once in a while I try to imagine having my tongue on my palm, my nostrils on my knuckles, and my eyeballs on my wrist. Washing dishes becomes much more than a chore if you're trying to hold your breath the whole time. Rubber gloves would be a real problem. And you could forget me picking up after Pappy takes a dump... not going to happen.


Scrappy said...

hahaha great mental picture you painted.

Happy tail wags

macgoogle said...

Well, that's what separates dogs from humans. They are smarter. In the words of Billy Connolly, "You ever seen a dog step in a human s***? I rest my case."

Texas and his humans.

Butchy & Snickers said...

You're just so funny, good post!!! hehehehe!
Wirey Hugs & Happy Pawlidays!
Butchy & Snickers

Pappy's Fella said...

Butchy, Snickers, and Scrappy, Every time Pappy's picking something from the floor snorting like a pig, it's hard not to visualize the challenges of being a dog. There, but for opposable thumbs, go I.

If we had noses on our feet I bet we wouldn't step in it (and feet-smelling-nose-running jokes would be rampant).