Sunday, January 20, 2008

SnowBuster Agonistes: Further Observations on the Inherent Weakness of the "Y" Chromosome, by Persephone

The anemic Nor'easter left a paltry four inches of powder on Buster's backyard domain. Still, it was time to make some progress on his greatest engineering problem: Yellow Wilson + White Snow = Disappearing Wilson.




For a long time, you silly humans thought that we dogs were colorblind. Well, not exactly! A research project at the University of California, Santa Barbara in the late 1980's resolved the question forever: WE CAN SEE COLORS. Just differently! Some things stand out: like a brown chipmunk among amber leaves. Other things don't. Like a yellow Wilson in white snow!





Note the rapt anticipation of our Wonder Dog--the sense of imminent Wilson-bliss--as he torments his poop-scooping dad into tossing his favorite yellow orb.



Note the momentary sense of confusion as Wilson disappears into the white fluff.



Dad dutifully puts aside his scooper and pulls Wilson out of the snow, exposing its distinguishing Yellowness for the Buster. "I can DO this!" says he.




The ball sails over to the middle of the backyard and is sucked beyond the event horizon of a black hole in space, the information regarding its former existence permanently lost! Oh, grief!


Perchance, Wilson was eaten by the rabid Bamboo grove. Or Wilson went to that place containing single socks and car keys...

Buster's little brain will remember, even next spring, the exact spot where Wilson disappeared. But his short attention-span demands action now. Dad can no longer endure the torture of his barking, so Wilson's stunt-double is produced!


video

Ah...Bliss! He can do this all day and feel like each moment is unique, joyful, and unprecedented! Maybe he knows something...

à bientôt,

Persephone

7 comments:

Noah the Airedale said...

Buster is totally committed to Wilson. What a beautiful relationship they have.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess & Lucy

Harry said...

Buster and Cassidy would get on so well. She is a ball-a-holic too, though she seems to favour rubbery ones she can get her teeth into.

Toodle pip,
Harry x

Harry said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Bogart said...

Mom and I are laughing out loud at the adventures of Buster and the Mighty Wilson...

:)

Love,
Bogart

Butchy & Snickers said...

It almost looks like Buster is trying to roll the ball & make it into a snowman, hehehehe. Mama swears we see colors. But she has noticed that something beige on beige is harder for us to see. Darn, we got more snow than you, 8 inches, do you want some more?? We'll gladly send it to you. Have fun.
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

Persephone & Buster said...

PULLEEEEZE SEND MORE SNOW FRIENDS... we like the stuff.. and the huMOMM does too! harry you can bring cassidy she can play ball with me too!
the BUSTER

Penny & Poppy said...

Buster, don't let that Wilson get into any yellow snow! You won't be able to find it!

Aire-hugs,
Poppy & Penny