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Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Thinking About Thinking

Hello my friends.

Metacognition. A great word, is it not? Thinking about thinking.

With the holidays fast approaching, one hardly can think about what it all truly means, especially if you happen to live in the midst of bustling human activity.

As evidenced by the attached photo, dogs claim whatever meditative time is available to them, even though it may be nearly next to impossible to experience a successful session. This goes without saying, right? Whenever we dogs allow our minds to focus on next to almost nothing, there is generally far too much interference from unbridled human thought transference. It's not that we invite it, mind you. It's just that, if you're a dog, it just tends to come at you willy-nilly.

Ah, yes. The two-leggers out there look puzzled. What do I mean by this, you ask?
Well... read on.

The following is an excerpt from a self-professed animal communicator, designed to explain this phenomenon through his personal experience:
“I broke my ankle in five places,” writes the unnamed author at Interspecies Telepathic Communication. “I was lying in bed in a great amount of pain when I heard, ‘I know we come from different cultures, and maybe you don’t think I can help you, but if you just pet me, I will take away your pain.’ I heard these words in my head as clearly as someone speaking to me. I opened my eyes to find my angel cat Kisa on my pillow and looking right at me. I knew it was her. I did pet her and my pain did go away! I slept comfortably for the first time since the accident.” The author goes on to say that animals communicate in pictures, feelings, emotions, and concepts, blah, blah, blah, ad nauseum. Quote: "It's done in pictures," he says.

Hold on, Sweetcakes! Didn't you just claim to HEAR words? The audacity of these humans!

Humans always have to complicate things. It is also no surprise to me that two-leggers always claim the biggest bone for themselves.

Pictures, my rump. Give us some credit, would you? Not only are we dogs expert in analyzing human behaviors, but we are VERY open to genuine childlike wonder in its most authentic and purest form. After all, it was a dog who asked why dogs are not permitted to ride the Greyhound bus. I hate to break it to them, but these humans need to control their own thoughts. If they only learned to channel them properly, they could move mountains,
but..... let's not tell them. They wouldn't get the picture.


  • At 10:59 PM, Blogger Chelsea said…

    I totally got what you are saying.

    Mama, my human?

    Still shaking her head in bewilderment

    Point proven


  • At 9:18 AM, Blogger Buster the Wired Fox Terror said…

    Hmph, another you-man who thinks too much of himself. Heal thyself, don't listen to no stinkin cats!

    Bussie Kissies

    Missed you.

  • At 11:36 PM, Blogger Sam Iam said…

    Your dreaming of a long walkie One where you choose where you will go Greeting doggie friends Sniffing both ends Our tails wagging to and fro.sniff-sniff

    Lot's of Lick's

  • At 4:22 PM, Blogger C-dell said…

    nice pic.

  • At 1:56 PM, Blogger Buster the Wired Fox Terror said…

    Happy New Year Lulu cutei-kins and to your Mom!

    Bussie Kissies

  • At 10:58 AM, Blogger fee said…

    happy new year, miss lulu! i see miss kitty has been playing little miss nice – i wonder what she might be up to. maybe that animal communicator loony can tell us what's on her mind.


  • At 5:06 AM, Blogger Justin said…

    hey, no news from you for a pretty long time!! anyways came to say hi to you and to let you know that I ahve started a new Dog Of The Week Contest! in my blog. Plz participate into it.

    God bless

  • At 3:52 AM, Blogger Scuba the Muscle Boy said…

    Dear Lulu

    I haven't talked to you for a long time.

    I must have received your 'communication' that is why I am stopping by to say HI

    Love, Scuba

  • At 3:05 PM, Blogger Casey said…

    Sorry for posting in your comments section but I couldn't find an email address. Can you contact me via email? It's about your blog being listed on our site.

    Again, sorry if leaving this message here is annoying.

  • At 5:01 AM, Blogger Forest Dogs said…

    We wonder if you might spend a bit of time metacognising this for a moment, please:


    We're on a quest to find blogging dogs, peace-loving dogs for next week's "Dona Nobis Pacem" Peaceglobe day...(the cats have overtaken the movement so far!!)

    Please join!

    Thank you.

    Blogblast for Peace
    6th June 2007

    (If you do 'Wordless Wednesday' a Peaceglobe would be fantastic! *lick*)

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  • At 6:26 PM, Blogger Princess, Tank and Isaac: The Newfs of Hazard said…

    Tank always says, I never meta cognition I didn't like!

  • At 10:19 AM, Blogger Turbo the Sibe said…

    Ha woo!


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