Smarty Spot

Friday, August 24, 2007

No Animal Left Behind

Now, what would have happened if Noah had entered the ark without the animals? Not such a great story anymore, is it? Plus, the world wouldn't have remained as fun a place - could you imagine a world without whippets? I for one cannot.

Last weekend Scoche and I were left behind for a while. At first I took this to mean that we were given greater responsibility - which I've asked for, since I'd like to start owning my own pets (an aquarium for starts, then maybe work my up to some pidgeons and rabbits). But when I found the doors were all locked, and no spending money was left out for me, I realized my privileges had probably not been expanded.

I had almost grown bored of making prank phone calls when the owners finally came home. And now it all makes sense.

Believe it or not, but I think my owners are practicing to become parents! The reason I think this? They brought home this real life-like doll to experiment with, and they've been busy ever since. Here's my favorite picture of this new little squeaky toy:

It sure is good that they are going through all this rigorous training, because they clearly have a long way to go. For starters, they hardly have authority over this thing. He seems to call all the shots, a clear case of the tail wagging the dog (if you pardon the expression). And they're keeping him up all hours of the night, which hardly seems appropriate for a young baby.

Someone, get this child a village!

So how long before they graduate and are able to get a real boy? Well, it may be a little while. Now, some might think this prospect would worry me -- after all, where would that leave me?

Actually, I'm not too worried. God made sure that Noah took all the animals on board, but he also made sure Noah's whole family was in the ark too. That's because animals need quite a few humans around if their needs are going to be met promptly and with a smile. In my opinion, we could use a few extra hands around here.

Come to think of it, I think they would agree!


  • At 6:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I have been waiting for Smarty's take on all this. He has been out in that oven for a long time! It will be interesting when Cullen starts to get mobile.

  • At 10:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Uhhh Sis?
    I hate to inform you that humans usually don't practice for the real deal. I think that little fella is here to stay.
    As they say on is the time to form an alliance!

  • At 8:43 PM, Anonymous Wilma,Felix,Angus,Lex and Bo said…

    The little one will shortly be a great source of FOOD! Be patient we have found the small humans to be easy pickings when it come to self service.

    Your pals at Camp George

  • At 1:28 PM, Anonymous Ken said…

    I assume you mean the kids' FOOD is easy pickins!

  • At 8:58 PM, Blogger Walter said…

    Hey, Smarty -

    Yes, humans need practice; but so do babies. After a while they get the hang of sleeping at night. Soon after that they start dropping good things on the floor! And once it's on the floor, it's all yours.

    Nancy Morris


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