Fun Facts about Dogs

Happy cartoon dog wagging tail

My many years of doggy dealings have left an indelible impression on me. So much so that 15 years of psychotherapy has not been able to remove it. And so, in a last ditch effort to declutter my mind and make room for important things like answers to Jeopardy questions, I thought I would share some fun facts about dogs that I’ve compiled over the years.

  1. Grabbing a terrier’s tail and turning it counterclockwise does not unwind it.
  2. A tennis ball has not reached its ultimate consistency until it is so slobber logged that it just splats and doesn’t bounce when dropped from a height of 4 feet.
  3. Dogs believe a human nap irrelevant and a dog nap sacred.
  4. The most reliable recall can be had simply by putting on a clean white suit or dress.
  5. Border Collies are secretly employed by livestock therapists specializing in PTSD.
  6. Most livestock think Border Collies need therapy.
  7. No bed is ever properly made as far a dog is concerned.
  8. Dogs see vacuum cleaners as a personal affront to their dignity.
  9. Dogs agree with Dr. Seuss, a crumb is a crumb, no matter how small.
  10. Dogs believe that taking any kind of pill is spontaneous game of hide and go seek.
  11. A dog’s nose is the more useful than a Swiss Army Knife. It can be used to smell the popcorn under the human and flip the human over as well.
  12. Dogs have the same selective hearing that married couples and teenagers develop.
  13. Dogs never take a human’s word that the plate is empty and the phrase “all gone” is an expletive to them.
  14. They would rather just be called by one name, usually around dinner time.
  15. Dogs think we’re cute when we spell.

Of course I realize that I’m not the only dog lover who has been traumatized by these furry little beasts. I invite you to share your own fun facts about dogs with us. After all, it’s only by understanding our nemesis that we can hope to overcome.



2 thoughts on “Fun Facts about Dogs

  1. LOL! So true! ALL of them!

    Although, I must disagree on the tennis ball. In Jasper’s mind it must be almost completely devoid of covering and it must be cracked open. I have to hide it so I can throw it away or he won’t give up playing with it. 🙂

  2. I love the 15 and can relate to most of them. These are two that are off the top of my head.

    Dogs think the chair you just warmed up is for them.
    Dogs think they should lick the plates clean before they go into the dishwasher.

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