Monday, October 26, 2009

there really IS a word for everything

You know that chest on the floor, arse in the air thing dogs do when they want you to chase them, throw a stick for them, or some other depressingly stupid activity that dogs find endlessly amusing? Well, doggy behaviourists call it a "canid play-bow", apparently, and it's a pretty universal signal among the whole doggy family (including wolves). That's "bow" to rhyme with "now", not with "low", incidentally, just in case it isn't obvious.

Next week: that 360° rotation thing cats do on your lap before lying down.

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