We All Need a Laugh
I’ll grant this is as much for me as it is for you all, but I imagine I’m not the only one who could use a good laugh around now. You may have seen this already, and you may have mixed feelings about putting animals in the place of humans . . . but, oh, oh, did I laugh at this video!
Anyone know much about it? Meanwhile, enjoy! (I tried to upload the video itself, but the file is too big, so I’m stuck with just providing a link… (although on preview the video played directly, hope you can see it!)
It does bring up an interesting issue which we’ve been discussing in my UW class: that of putting animals in the place of humans for the sake of humor (or making ourselves feel superior?). I’m normally not a fan of such practices, it just doesn’t make me laugh at best, and sometimes it is offensive (sunglasses on Orca whales for example), but the video above had me in stitches.
MEANWHILE, back on the farm. We had a typical March snow a few days ago, the kind I always enjoy because they are so pretty and melt fast. The weather has warmed up a lot since then, and it’s beginning to seem possible that there really might be such a thing as spring. Hard to imagine right now.
Willie is beginning week 4 of life in the crate or on a leash. I won’t belabor it, but it’s no fun for anyone. Hardest on me and Jim, besides feeling heart sick that we can’t explain to him why his life has become so boring, is trying to avoid any movement that might stress his shoulder. Those of you who have been there understand. Some dogs are easier to restrain than others, and I’m afraid Willie is about as hard as a dog can get. But we have our UW appt in a week and a half, all paws crossed, and our house sitter is a vet student, super reliable and dedicated. Whew.
Jim and I get a break, lucky us, we’re going to New York City for a few days. Whee! I have a few meetings, but mostly we’ll be acting like tourists with some good friends. Then it’s back to Chicago for Clicker Expo, which I’m truly looking forward to. I’m speaking Saturday night after the banquet and giving the closing talk Sunday afternoon. On Saturday I talk about Canine Cognition, and on Sunday I’ll be talking about emotional, and why we love dogs so much . I’ll have to get out my own hanky, cuz I’m feeling pretty gooey about Willie right now.
Here’s a photo of the snow from a few days ago:
Pictures of Cardinals in the snow are so trite, but if you’ve been living in black and white for 5 months, I can’t tell you how gorgeous they look!