Tuesday, August 2, 2011

A Developing Mind

A current favorite music album of Ronan and Nieve's is Tom Chapin's In My Hometown. It's an "oldie but goodie" with catchy tunes and fun lyrics. One song, Dog Rules", is advice to canines or, "dog tools to help you through your good dog years."

A phone-camera recording of "Dog Rules"

The other night when Mom was putting Ronan to bed he asked her, "Do dogs really follow dog rules?" The question had been weighing on him - he was skeptical that dogs could keep all of the rules straight. He also doubted that the rules really were all that helpful for dogs anyway. I cracked up that he was paying attention to the lyrics and then tried to put those lyrics into context, to test the validity of the advice.


Holly Teetzel said...

Rules is rules, whether you're a human or a dog. Survival depends on remembering them and Ronan must be wondering if he should emulate his father and live life on the edge - motto: Rules are made to be broken!

CalBadger said...

Okay: I had Abbey, Maxim, and Toby sit on the floor in front of the computer screen to watch the music video "Dog Rules." They were not too thrilled by the song, judging by all the fidgeting and snorting they were doing! They did allow, however, the the tune itself was quite paw tapping. I took exception to the bass singer wearing a Minnesota Golden Gopher cap; obviously he's a person with a decent voice, but with no class, taste, or intellect!