Totally mystified by this curious sight, these two dogs discuss human muzzles and try to figure them out. So, it’s the puppy who starts the conversation by asking, “What in the world is going on?” As you can see, mom simply gives her offspring an abbreviated, no-nonsense answer. However, a fuller explanation would probably go something like this…

Humans have muzzles and dogs have masks, or is it the other way round?
Humans have muzzles and dogs have masks, or is it the other way round?

Mask-Wearing People Confuse Puppy

“Well, first of all, I feel rather bad for our two-legged companions. The thing is, one day they’re told they don’t need to wear these weird things they call masks. Then a few weeks later, someone says they absolutely must put them on to stay safe from dangerous germs. It’s sad, really. That’s why they don’t know if they’re coming or going!

What People Did

“But, the important part I need to share with you, little one, is that they disobeyed orders. Oh, yes. They were told to stay at home in case they caught this horrible virus and spread it around to other humans. Not only here, but everywhere on earth. Just think about that for a moment.”

Eyes And Nose

However, still eager to talk more about muzzles for humans, the brave little dog approaches one of these strange mask-wearing people. “Hey! You look a bit scary. I can only see your eyes. But, I have an awesome nose and I will know right away if I’m going to like you or not. Please tell me, is this the new norm?”

“Yes, it is, little Laz. You look Hungarian, so I’m going to give you this nickname. I hope you don’t mind!

What Doctors Are Doing

“We need to protect ourselves and other people. For now, this is the best we can do. But the doctors are working hard to make a vaccine. You know, like the one the vet gives you to keep you safe from parvo, and rabies, and diseases like that. And then, only then, will you be able to see our faces again, little Laz.”

“Woof! Woof! Thank you, ma’am. I like you. You smell okay and my mom agrees. We have to go now. It’s dinner time. Bye! Stay safe!”

Together, let’s keep our precious pets healthy, happy and safe!  


Doggy treats customer service rep offers advice in dog speak with a nanny dog accent
Doggy treats customer service rep offers advice in dog speak with a nanny dog accent

How cool is that! A doggy treats customer service hotline! I bet the staff at this call center give advice on a whole bunch of stuff. I’m so excited. I can’t wait to tell everyone. You know, Chloe the Bichon, and Harley the Golden, and all my friends at the dog park. 

But wait. Where’s that number to call? Gotta search for it online. Then, you know what I’ll do? I’ll post it on my Facebook page. Everyone will see it. Woof! 

Then it’ll go viral. Woof! Woof! 

Our guardians won’t know if they’re coming or going! Woof! Woof! Woof!

I’m so, so excited, like, I can’t stop wagging my tail! 

To Sum Up

For my human readers who have difficulty understanding dog-speak, don’t forget what I wrote last week. Never underestimate doggy smarts. They are prewired!


And guess who’s teaching him?

This puppy learns treats smarts so that the training rewards keep flowing. So, who’s giving this valuable advice? Mom, or Dad, or someone else in the home? Well, that someone is not who you might think. It’s definitely not a human. After all, the whole idea is to outsmart the most intelligent beings on this planet. The ones who spend all this $$$ on rewards so their puppies get a really good education.

Lesson to be learned — don’t ever underestimate doggy smarts. It’s in their DNA!

Puppy learns treats smarts, but not from us!
Puppy learns treats smarts, but not from us!


I thought it was time to lighten things up. So I went looking for videos of smart pets that make us laugh. No, not ones that are just acting funny, being stubborn, and kind of silly. But ones that are really, really smart! After all, this is the start of a brand new year and not everyone should be serious and sad. For that reason, I’m dishing out a dose of pet humor so we can sit back and relax for a few minutes.

In case you hadn’t already realized it, your companion animal is probably smarter than you thought. In fact, it could be as gifted as your two-year-old child or grandchild. And, if you have the patience and are a dedicated teacher, your dogs and cats may be able to learn quite a bit of stuff…like this. 

Take a look and see for yourself what this pair of cats was up to. It’s quite remarkable how clever pets amuse their humans in so many different ways. Enjoy!

This is Exactly How Smart Pets Make Us Laugh

Two Smart Cats Say “We Love This Game!”

These two cats have learned what it takes to get a treat. You hardly ever see these counter top bells anymore at a store. But you do on a television quiz program. Furball and Fluffy know exactly how hard to hit the knob and that they have to retract their paw after making the strike. I hope their pet parent knows when to stop playing this game. If not, they’re soon going to have a pair of very fat cats!

 One Smart Dog Says “Stop Ruining My Day!”

Pit Bulls, a/k/a Pitties, are sweet-natured, caring, loyal and highly intelligent. They are so gentle and protective of children that they are often called The Nanny Dog. And there are those that are talented in other ways. They are being increasingly trained to work with law enforcement and other government agencies to keep us safe. So, it’s hardly surprising that this guy has figured out exactly how to stop this annoying gadget dead in its path!           

Now, on a more serious note, check out this article about why our dog and cat companions behave the way they do:

Together, let’s keep our precious pets healthy, happy and safe!