"Are you Buddhists?" she asks, "your dogs are so calm."
None of us are too sure how the thoughts are connected. But one thing is certain.
She's never seen me in a car.
My humans say they will always remember when they first brought me home. I was so bad in the car, they had to stop at a gas station to re-tie me down. They even had a quick chat about giving me up. Perhaps they'd made a mistake?
But the thought of handing me back to my foster mum 15 minutes after signing the papers was too much for them. So they soldiered on.
Of course, it's a good thing they did, because I turned out to be very entertaining and am now The Light Of Their Life.
My stay-at-home human would like to present these videos as Evidence Of My Bad Behaviour. She has too many of them.
PLAY this if you want to hear the man scream.
PLAY this if you want to hear the woman scream.
It's OK. I scream in both of them.
Please don't ask me why I'm like that in cars. If I knew, it wouldn't be A Thing I Am Learning.
My humans have asked some people smarter than them, and they don't know why either. They all seem to have very relaxed dogs.
Mr Thumper is one of those very relaxed dogs.