Last week mom posted a very rude post on here about my struggles with the evil toy known as the tug-a-jug.
Mom's post questioned my intelligence because I was unable to extract the treats from this maddening toy despite my ongoing efforts. Obviously this means the toy is poorly designed, but mom persisted in believing I should solve it. Apparently my late brother Bingo was a tug-a-jug whiz despite being about 100 years old, partially paralyzed, and incontinent.
|Mom gets all sniffy when she sees his picture, I tend to think he was an evil genius.|
Anyway, back to the intelligence test, I am pleased to say that I did quite well! Take that tug-a-jug. Here are my results:
Item 1) Treat under a can (note: mom used a cup as we had no empty cans).
I kicked the stuffing out of this one. I had the treat out from under the cup in a record 2 seconds. I scored 5 pts.
Item 2) Getting out from under a towel. This was a piece of cake I was out from under that towel in 4 seconds and it only took me that long because I was wondering why the heck my mom was putting a towel on me. I scored 5 pts.
Item 3) Responding to your owner/mom/dad by coming to them when they stare at you and grin stupidly. (Note this is breed biased a pug is way to smart and comfort seeking to get of a comfy couch and come just because a human is smiling like a jac-o-lantern.) Still I did stand up so I scored 3 pts.
Item 4) Treat under a tea towel.
This one was a teensy bit harder that stupid towel was really guarding that treat. I got it in 40 seconds though, so I scored 3 pts.
Item 5) Treat under a low table (not mom made a table out of three books). EASY-PEASY I had that treat in 15 seconds and with one swipe of my paw, I nabbed 5 points!.
Item 6) Name Recognition. (Now this item I'd like to write a letter to Mr. Coren about. The dullard expects a very intelligent dog to ignore the owner calling out Refrigerator in a happy voice and instead come only to its name. I mean really don't all dogs know that the refrigerator is were humans store the food!). I came immediately upon hearing refrigerator so I scored 3 pts.
My overall score was 24 points. According to Mr. Coren this means I am very smart, but won't get into Harvard. That's fine by me as I prefer Yale anyway. !
|Handsome Dan, one time Yale Mascot, and despite what Mr. Coren would think probably a very bright dog.|