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Now All of Switzerland Knows My Dogs are Smarter than I Am

Now All of Switzerland Knows My Dogs are Smarter than I Am

April 22, 2011
Posted in: Dogs | Reading Time: 2 minutes

The day started innocently enough. We stopped by the Tulip Festival again this week so I can try one more time to get a photo of Juno's yellow eyes next to some yellow tulips.

It was a pleasant time. Even the cracker was chillin' by the tulips.

And then this guy showed up. He looked like just another of Loki and Juno's many admirers who stop and shoot the dogs. I didn't think much about it. I even told him Juno's eyes were yellow like the tulips, thinking that with his pro set-up, he'd probably be able to get that awesome shot I'd been hoping to get.

Then he moved behind them and I got suspicious. Still, I had no clue. So I got up and he said, "Stay there and take pictures of your dogs." I thought, "It's a bit amateur: a photographer shooting a photographer. But O.K. I'll go with it. Too bad I'm in my baggy old Levis and ugly brown tee-shirt."

Then he came over to me, stuck a microphone in my face and asked, "Do your dogs like the color yellow?"

I said the first thing that came to my head. "Dog's don't see color."

The correct answer I should have given to the man shooting his report on the tulip festival for national television? "Yes. They love yellow." Duh. What a no brainer to say that my dogs and I appreciate the beautiful colors and design of the festival. But no, I had to be a smarty pants.

And the worst part of it all? According to this page, while dogs can't really see red, they can see shades of blue, violet and of course, yellow.

Internet, now you know why I'll never make the cut for playing Family Feud.

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13 comments on “Now All of Switzerland Knows My Dogs are Smarter than I Am”

  1. Well, since this blog is accessible world-wide, I'd actually say that the entire world now knows that your dogs are smarter than you... 😉 (I have long since accepted that my dogs are WAY smarter than me, so I feel your pain...). Knowing the Swiss, they've probably dubbed over your voice and are saying something like "proof that crazy Americans should not be allowed to let their dogs lie in the tulips." 😉 Have a fun time tripping around Switzerland and Italy. I am uber-jealous.

    -Dr. Liz

  2. I don't think you have to worry about Family Feud. I'm sure there are at least 2 people who think that dogs can't see color! 🙂

  3. Ha, too funny. Wish we could see that interview too. So what is it about men in red hats or red shirts that gets him so riled up? Interesting stuff about colors and pups.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  4. Okay, I feel so fortunate that this happened to you, so now it won't happen to me! Are you going to embed the video for us so we can all see it, or are you going to make us all search for it through Google?

    Juno and Loki do look nice out there next to the tulips!

  5. Oh my. We imagine the Swiss love videos that confirm their stereotypes of Americans - unless your French accent was good enough to make them think they're confirming their stereotypes about the French? One can hope. Pretty sneaky of him not to have a logo for the TV station or show on his shirt. Did he at least tell you when to watch for your Swiss TV debut? Anyway, terrific photos of Juno & Loki NOT tiptoeing through the tulips. Good dogs!

    Jed & Abby

  6. Oh man. Momma would have gone. Grr, grr, grr go away if somebody came up to her with a microphone so your mom was most poised and collected.


  7. wooo did you get to see any of the photos the man took? Silly question do your dogs like the colour yellow, like we care what colour a tulip is 🙂

  8. Oh my goodness!!!! He could have warned you what he was doing! I say stupid stuff all of the time when put on the spot so don't feel bad about it. 🙂 Most of the people watching probably won't know better anyway.

  9. Oh my!!! Isn't wild how sometimes our mouths think without our brains, especially when it's something unexpected? I agree with Achieve1dream, no worries! Besides, the photos are so beautiful of your babies, no one will even think twice about what you said, they'll just be thinking "What incredibly beautiful dogs in front of beautiful tulips!"

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