Three Curious Sniffing Dogs

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Three Curious Sniffing Dogs

Do you think a cat would ever take the time or make the effort to study its own feces? Not bloody likely. They go into their little box, make a dump, bury it, and that, apparently, is that. No curiosity about the product of one of their most basic bodily functions, despite their alleged reputation for curiosity. No attempt to make an intellectual or scientific discovery that could advance the cause of their species or even change the world. No, they're too damn busy. They've got to go run up a drape or play with some string. Now, playing with string, that's really going to make an impact, isn't it? Heaven knows we can't leave string research to the physicists. Now dogs on the other hand appreciate the finer things in life. And, more importantly, they are driven to take an interest in their environment and to explore the world and their place in it. Hence their detailed study and connossieur-like approach to feces, including that which they produce themselves. They cannot pass a pile anywhere without stopping and conducting a thorough examination using their powerful and sophisticated senses. They stare, they sniff, they sniff again. We, in our ignorance, may find this repulsive. But who knows what brilliant discoveries they may be making? Perhaps the secret to cheap, renewable energy that we ourselves have been unable to figure out. Perhaps the cure for cancer or many of the other diseases that plague us and also strike down so many of their canine brethren long before their time. So the next time you step in a huge, smelly pile of fresh dog poop, don't lose your temper and curse the dog that innocently left it. Instead, get down on your knees to thank God for this gift. Then go ahead and take a good whiff. You just might learn something.