Don’t Go There: Dogs and Digital Rabbit Holes
I’m gathering sources now about how using the Internet impacts our ability to focus, complete tasks, and think about and within the real world.
Somewhere down a rabbit hole while briefly focused at the beginning of this journey, I second-guessed my use of the words “affect versus effect” and swung over to Grammar Girl for clarification. That very helpful page sent me off to follow a link in her sidebar to–what?–a nice article on Why Dogs Hump.
And herein lies part of the danger of a modern-day hyperlinked train of thought. Our rogue locomotive soon is off on the wrong set of tracks to the wrong country and planet than we’d set out for, and our initial cargo of dictionaries ends up morphing a boxcar full of exotic monkeys! But then, had I not gotten diverted, I’d never have known how helpful it is to become acquainted with said monkeys; my life is richer for it!
I really need to try to get back on track here in a minute, but do recommend both of these pages:
With regard to the latter, we’d often say of our former black lab, Buster, that he “had a date with his girlfriend” when his soft bed became the object of his, er, affection. Or is that effection?
Tsuga, our yellow lab, has not been guilty of leg humping behavior. However, although neutered, he has the occasional auto-erotic moments when I shout: “Hey dog! Get a hobby.” He has one, I’m afraid.
Do you have a way of dealing with the “mounties” at your house?