In a world where dogs are being bred for their looks, the way they respond to food, and how they communicate with us, it can be easy to forget that dogs are pack animals.
So you can imagine how I feel about bows. I love them, and it seems like every time someone shows a bow that they are really proud of, I think, “Man, that looks cool.” I like the way they help my dog, who is not as athletic as she used to be, and I love that they tend to be the same weight and length as my other dog’s bows. There’s really no comparison.
For more than two decades, I’ve been trying to get my dog to try bows. I’ve had my dog with me for hours trying out different bows, watching her reactions, trying to get her to do them, and I’ve learned that she was never a bow-lover. All she ever wanted to do was play fetch and eat, so I think that’s pretty much it. But I’m not giving up.
The fact is that the bows Ive tried so far have not worked for her. For one of them, she ate the bows. For another, she just ate the bows. For yet another, she just ate the bows. She also had a great time playing fetch until she was about 6 months old. So I don’t think she is an actual bow-lover, but she’s definitely bow-hungry and bow-loving.
At least she’s not a cat. At least she’s not a feline either. So she’s definitely not a cat. But I am.
In one of the more recent videos I saw, a dog named “Dogsbody” took his bow, his bow, and his bow to the front door of a house in his neighborhood and shot his bow through the screen door so that it went through the screen and into the yard. Then he proceeded to shoot the dog that was sleeping in the house. I was at the house and the dog was still sleeping, so I guess he shot it one time and then shot it again.
Dogsbody is a dog. But he also seems to be a little bit of a dork. It’s almost as if he’s trying to be both a dog and a dick. He shot his bow through the screen door and the dog was asleep in the yard. So in that light it looks like he’s trying to be both a dog and a dick, and he actually succeeded. I guess he just had to be a dick.
I don’t know what you expected to happen with this scene, but I’m glad that it did. Its great to see a dog get a second chance at life that doesn’t involve getting shot in the face. It’s also a great example of the power of art and story.
That dog’s the same dog which killed my dog. The same dog which was so close to my brother’s head when he was shot in the head. The same dog who was chasing me with his fangs wide open in the woods. The same dog who showed up at my father’s funeral carrying a knife in his right hand and a gun in his left. The same dog who took my father’s rifle and shot my brother in the chest.
Its like that same dog who killed my brother when he was so close to my head, its just that his dog is better at killing animals. This is what happens when you make a game with a story. When we think you might be going too far and being very cruel, we make sure to give it to our dog to put in the game. This is called the “playbook” effect.