I shit you not! My satellite T V provider just added The Dog Channel. A channel for dogs…to watch! I thought, Wow! What a bunch of bullshit. Someone at Direct TV has spent a little too much time on the Drug Channel.
Well, I had to check this out, and for sure, it was for dogs (and not old ones like myself), programmed with slow moving scenes of dogs walking, sitting or resting on park benches, accompanied by some mellow nondescript music. Almost meditative in nature. This old dog liked it. Bow wow.
But it got me to thinkin’. With all these shots of dogs laying around enjoying a dog-day afternoon, just what weren’t they showing? I didn’t see any scenes of dogs chewing up furniture, biting the mailman, or taking a dump on someones lawn. No shots of dogs sniffing each others butts and peeing on everything in sight. And oh yeah, no doggie sex (they do have a style unto their own). Maybe dogs aren’t voyeuristic. Hard to tell if another dog is in heat if ya can’t smell them. So instead of being a little hottie ready to trot, that other pooch Fido is wathchin’ looks just like the rest of the canines featured, with sappy idiotic looking expressions on their faces.
Pretty wild stuff (tame actually – don’t want to be encouraging any antisocial dog behavior.) But it eventually became boring, with a lot of the scenes shown over and over again.
I wonder if dogs know when they’re watching a rerun? Bet they wished they had opposable thumbs so they could work the remote.