Beignet is nursing a sprained ankle, so it’s up to me, Nicole, to put a new post on this here blog! Whew! I’m so excited! I hope the spell-checker-thingy works okay! This typing is harder than I thought it would be!
Since Beignet is always talking about himself, I thought it would be better if I reached out to one of my favorite authors, Bruce Holland Rogers, to ask a vital question that all of us dogs really want to know:
Why do humans dig?
We dogs all know why WE dig, but humans are a confusing species and I think it’s time we canines got some answers!
Here’s Bruce’s reply:
Humans dig for some of the same reasons that dogs do. We dig to bury things, although unlike dogs we often don’t intend to dig up what we bury. When we bury garbage, for example, we usually intend for that garbage to stay buried forever. We don’t dig it up to eat it. I’m sure this seems strange.
On beaches, we often dig for the pleasure of digging, just like dogs.
Sometimes, humans who are confined will dig to get out, just like dogs.
But the most common reason for digging among humans is to connect things to the ground really well. We dig to make a foundation for a house or to make a fence post that dogs won’t be able to knock down.
Because humans hardly ever dig to retrieve something smelly or tasty, dogs will almost always find nothing interesting about holes excavated by humans. Of course, it never hurts to have a sniff. Sometimes humans have been known to dig up something smelly or tasty entirely by accident.
And there you have it! Tune in again for my next “Ask the Human” post! If you have a question for the Humans, leave it in the comments and I’ll add it to my list of Things to Know!!!