Friday, November 22, 2013

Pooches: Miss M The Scientist

One thing you probably never knew about Miss M is that she loves to lay booby traps around the house. She will lick one of her rat stuffy's tail for 20 minutes and then lay it where she knows one of us will step on the moist tail with bare feet, or even worse, while wearing socks. We usually jump in disgust and catch Miss M peeking around a corner.
We used to think Miss M was playing a practical joke, but now I believe that she is conducting a long-term experiment.
The part we do not see after we find Miss M peeking around a corner is her jotting down data on an electronic lab notebook (ELN). So far, I have been able to uncover a few of her on going experiments.
The rat stuffy's tail is her more obvious experiment and from a few snippets of her ELN her results state that the girl has modified her behavior quickly and subsequently does not step on the same moist rat tail, while the guy is quite slow and continues to step on the same moist rat tail and exhibit the same reaction multiple times, side note, the guy and my dog are at the same level of intelligence.
Another one of her experiment is examining our comprehension of language.
Miss M likes to stare at us and use her eyes to communicate or sometimes she will just vocalize her command. According to Miss M, the girl is very bright and she can grasp new languages quickly while the guy is not so bright and takes a lot more training and soon I might have to give up all hope that he will ever be trained.
Her favorite experiment is an homage to her personal hero, Ivan Pavlov. Miss M will sit and stare intently at us until she receives a morsel of treat. After all these years, I still have no clue when she is conducting this experiment, but A has been conditioned to give her a treat, including a high five whenever she presents the conditioned stimulus. According to Miss M, the girl exhibited the conditioned response as well as the unconditioned response within the first three trials, while all hope is lost with the guy and my dog.
Further proof Miss M is a mad scientist

Do you have any secret experiments being performed in your house?

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12 comments:

Regina Hart said...

I don't know which was more adorable - the photos or the story! Thank you for a big smile this morning. :D

Debra@Peaceabull said...

That was the funniest thing I've read in ages. Thanks for the giggle.

Molly Halpin said...

Love it. My dog stares at my sometimes like an inch away from my face until she gets what she wants which is either....dinner, treats or a walk. Too funny!

Rachel said...

hahaha what a great post. I definitely needed this today. The photos and the story are hilarious. And I can't stop thinking about the wet rat tail haha oh man.

Have a great weekend!

OG said...

Yet another outstanding post from you guys! And now we have irrefutable proof! Miss M is 1) a genius and 2) a higher form of life!

sweetemaline said...

This is hilarious! Miss M is so sneaky with her experimenting!

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www.ourwaldobungie.com

Ashley June said...

That was absolutely hilarious. Thanks for making me laugh at my computer while at work. :)

Melanie said...

This was hilarious and well thought out. Your little family is so cute!

Irina said...

Now I'm wondering, if I'm being experimented on and just don't know it yet.
Very glad to know that my crush, Mr. B is not a Pavlov's dog.

Rambling Hermit said...

She's so darn cute

Hannah@Eriesistibull said...

Maybe we should call her Q instead of M - she is clearly of a higher intelligence!

adventuresofadogmom said...

Miss M, you're brilliant!

You know Boomer and Dottie like to sit and stare at us to get what they want. Boomer will bring food bowls, shoes and toys until you play with him while Dottie will paw at you to get some attention she thinks she needs right then.

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