The Occasional Cavorting and Musings of a Female Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Saturday, October 21, 2006


Okay, kiddies… I’ve got a thinker for you!
First some background.
On October 12, 1967, zoologist Desmond Morris published a book that rocked the human world. The book was aptly called The Naked Ape because it described our human friends as members of the ape family. Dr. Morris highlighted some startling facts that were not entirely embraced by humans, for obvious reasons, but those on the lower end of the food chain found the brouhaha altogether quite amusing.
I quote: “Out of the 193 species of monkeys and apes on the planet only man is not entirely covered in hair.

Interestingly, this statement has provoked some thinking on my part about human head hair AND its vestigial anatomical origins.

Please turn your attention to the attached photo of my human. Observe how the hair growth on her head resembles the horse’s tail in the first photo.


In direct comparison, both the human head hair and the horse’s tail hang in elongated strands and both sets of growth can flip and move at will. In contrast, however, the horse’s tail is attached to a short tailbone which moves the tail hair, while the human hair is attached to the head, which does not move independently of the neck. Hypothetically speaking, the human neck shows similarities to the horse’s tailbone in this respect.

Upon closer inspection, we see that the tailbone of the horse is directly attached to its buttocks area. That said, could we then make a comparison to the buttocks of the horse and the neck of our human friends? A chilling thought, but logical in scientific conjecture. Perhaps Dr. Morris might conclude this matter in a sequel, as he is still alive at 78 years of age. Certainly, it gives food for thought.

Speaking of food, it’s about that time. Until next week, my friends.


  • At 5:07 PM, Blogger Ray & Jay Monkey said…

    Hi there, lovely Lulu. We have always said that with your "books" and your knowledge, that you would make a good world leader. Have left a comment for you on our blog.

    If you think that a horse bears a resemblance to a human, wait till you see our photos of how dogs resemble their owners !!! We did research and have 6 photos of adults & their dogs as well as 6 photos of kids & their dogs, which we will publish in AGLT News Saturday.

  • At 5:17 PM, Blogger Buster the Wired Fox Terror said…

    Strange comparing a you-man to a horse. But, I can follow your logic. Time for kibble.

    Bussie Kissies

  • At 8:55 PM, Blogger Chelsea said…

    That back side of the horse is what my Mama calls my Papa sometimes when she's mad.

    Another missing link!


  • At 12:49 AM, Blogger Tin Tin Blogdog said…

    Lulu loviedog,

    there's almost a unicorn feel to this whole post.

    Another avenue of exploration, perhaps?

    Chow for now,

    Tin Tin xo

  • At 11:33 PM, Blogger Scuba the Muscle Boy said…

    Does that mean than when the human 'toss' their hair (hmmm got to have long hair in this case) or turn their head (which imply negative), they are happy?

    Which also means - "NO" (shaking their head)equals to 'it's ok or yes'

  • At 6:55 PM, Blogger Sam Iam said…

    Don't call it fur!
    After combing the scientific literature, researchers conclude head hair and fur aren't the same,.woof-woof

    Lot's of Lick's

  • At 1:33 PM, Blogger Kaluah-lu said…

    Hello my darlings!

    Ray-Jay: Why is it I always feel I need a crash helmet before I talk to you?

    Busie: But that's IT! It IS most logical, Mr. Spock!

    Chels: Well, that's another issue entirely. Unlike the lower animals, Humans are divided into two separate sub-species according to gender, and yes... males are generally comparable to mules, as your "mama" notes.

    Tinny: *SIGH* Dream with me, my spotted Druid.

    Scubie-doo: Those ears are so regal. Tell me.. do you think popsicle sticks might work for me?

    Sammikins: That's just it, sweetpea. The horse has HAIR for its tail whereas fur covers its body.
    Sort of like the human male subspecies.

  • At 1:03 AM, Blogger Ray & Jay Monkey said…

    You need more than a "crash helmet" - you need to be dressed like, maybe "batman" !!! (hehe) Send us an email and we will make you a member of our blog, so you can "post" on our blog and also mention your own blog !!!

    Watch out for the cats though.


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