April 26th, 2010

The wild hecticness of the past two weeks ought to end on Tuesday night: I will have finished the Last of the Big Projects at Harvard Business School, and Mr. Improbable will (ash willing) be home.

I’ve missed him, but Milo and I had gotten into a nice routine of walks and napping (Milo)/working (me), and then in the evenings snuggling and watching movies and TV together. (I did wind up watching “Caprica.”) It’s been okay.

And it gave Milo an excellent opportunity to practice his comic timing.

He has an uncanny knack for sighing, growling, grumbling at the perfect moment when we’re watching a video, and I swear he’s getting better at it. I’m not pretending to be one of those dog owners who insists her dog understands English (even if he did, he still wouldn’t know what’s going on on “Lost” any more than I do). But he likes the attention of being laughed at, and I can’t help but wonder if he’s figured out that growling when he hears the sound of a threatening voice, or sighing when the music swells dramatically, will get him laughs.

He comes from funny people.

3 Responses to “MST3K-9”

  1. EA Week on April 26, 2010 2:49 pm

    ROTFL because our Schnuazer will sit up and bark or growl when there are other dogs on TV, and when the terrier group comes on during the dog shows, she will actually get up off the couch and go sit on the floor in front of the TV. Nothing, however, gets her going like the howling of wolves on nature programs. She’ll hop up and woo-woo right along with them.

    The funniest thing was when our cat, who’d been snoozing away on the couch, woke up when the show we were watching did a feature on a leopard. She stared so intently at the big kitty on TV that we swore she was picking up pointers. As soon as the program switched to another animal, she rolled over and fell back asleep.

  2. Kerri on April 27, 2010 12:48 pm

    Completely unrelated, but on Jeopardy last night there was a category devoted to the Ig Nobel prizes. Thought you’d like to know (if you didn’t already)!

  3. Molly on April 27, 2010 11:11 pm

    We’ve just realized that Dexter makes different and consistent meows when he greets each of us…I get a rrrrrowww? and Erika gets a a-WAOW. Or something like that. It’s rather difficult to express in writing.

    Of course, this morning I had to once again explain to him that, when he’s greeting me from the vicinity of my armpit, he really doesn’t need to shout.

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