It was great to find Odd Todd on Twitter last night. Had been a while since I visited his site and I did not realise he was tweeting. Little did I know it would also help cure Alfie’s recent annoying behaviour of barking, seemingly at nothing, from about 19:00 till bedtime.
As I read Odd Todd’s recent tweets Alfie started barking, again. Then I saw this:
When I ask my dog 'What's 1+1?' He looks at me like I can go f myself for mocking his dog brain...— Odd Todd (@OddTodd) April 13, 2012
What is bizarre, ok maybe just Odd, was I said to him (in a normal tone of voice) “What’s 1 + 1”? and he was silent, with a puzzled look, for quite a long time.
I realise there could be other explanations but tried again tonight. 1 + 1 only worked for a few seconds but it has been over an hour since I followed up with: “What is the square root of 96”? Not even a whimper since…
Now it seems I will have to come up with increasingly complex math problems to silence the pooch. A bit concerning if it gets as far as algebra and calculus as he will likely leave me for dead.