a Taj MuttHall Dog Diary: Dogs Got Wednesdays?

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Dogs Got Wednesdays?

SUMMARY: How do they know what night it is?

I don't get it. It's 7:30 Wednesday evening, when we have been leaving for agility class in recent months. BUT.

We haven't been to class in 2 weeks. (Anyway we're supposed to be going on Tuesdays but have been rained out.)

We went for a long walk to the park and some frisbee in the rain instead.

They got a full dinner instead of the usual quick snack before class.

I don't do ANYTHING DIFFERENT on Wednesdays than any other day, and in fact did stuff LESS like an agility class night tonight than I would on a normal class night. Why are they in here nudging me and pestering me and telling me it's time to get going? What do dogs know from Wednesdays?

Renter says it must be because he always brings home Chinese food (and always the same Chinese food) on Wednesdays and they always get the same little Chinese food treat (a single bite) from him. Is that really it?
Dogs are amazing. And I can see it's going to be a long evening. They've stopped nudging but are lying there staring at me.

NO CLASS TONIGHT, YOU HEAR ME? If you can identify WEDNESDAYS, you're certainly clever enought to READ MY LIPS: "NO class tonight!!"
Looking to my left:

Looking to my right:


  1. Fagan could tell when it had been a week and it was time for T & A to come back from visiting Billy in California.

    He also knew *to the minute* when it was dinner time, regardless of day light savings and never let us forget it.

  2. My dogs have all had accurate alarm clocks. When I worked in an office and got up at a regular time, then for some reason didn't, the dogs always knew and got me up anyway. My current dogs KNOW when it's dinnertime (10:00 a.m. or 6:00 p.m.) or when I usually take a break to play with them (around 4:00). But a certain time on ONLY a certain day surprises me, when there shouldn't be (as far as I know) any other cues. So maybe it is the chinese food.

  3. Laughing out here in MI. Love the Boost picture. Hope you survived your Wednesday night. That will teach you! You undependable human you! :)