Friday, January 10, 2014

Pooches: Miss M the Scientist

The one where Miss M exposes herself:
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
I wonder if this is also part of it?
For real.

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Hannah@Eriesistibull said...

My favorite Miss M story!

Callie's Mom said...

Just one reason I love this blog!

Anonymous said...

Oh Miss M, you make this blog so much fun!

Jacquelin Cangro said...

I knew it! Miss M will soon have us all under her spell and take over the world!

Anonymous said...

AWESOME!!! Melvin does the staring thing and i will constantly say 'what?, what do you want?'. He just keeps staring. I even hold up a pillow or book to block his stare and he gets up and moves so he can see me.

Regina Hart said...

Perhaps when Miss M is staring at you intently, she is trying to communicate telepathically? ;)

Two French Bulldogs said...

Good job Ms M and thanks for all the tips

Laura and Hans said...

Miss M; not only divine, but brilliant too!!

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