Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Wild child

I have been watching a fascinating documentary about feral children that I recorded from the Discovery Channel. It details the stories of several children who were raised by animals. I think I find this so interesting because I am a pug who has been raised by humans. In a sense, it is almost the same thing. So I have been doing some research to try to find an instance of a child being raised by pugs. I suspect that such a child would be, in many ways, more advanced than a typical human child. But so far, I have not found any such cases. I have been perusing this database, however, so I may yet stumble upon an instance of pug-raised children.

In the meantime, this documentary has set my normally subdued imagination into overdrive. I have many experiments that I wish to conduct on the feral-child phenomenon. Perhaps, God willing, I will try some of them out at the next meeting of the Ayatollah Mugsy Scouts.

13 comments:

Sid the Dog said...

Fascinating... Given my Great Oppressor J's personality, I have often wondered if she was raised by squirrels or cockroaches.

TransplantedOkie said...

Can I volunteer a child (or four) for the experiment?

Ayatollah Mugsy said...

Does she hoard nuts or hide in dark places, Sid? These could be signs.

Yes, TransplantedOkie. Please include a large self-addressed, stamped envelope if you would like the child returned afterward.

TransplantedOkie said...

No, please keep them - all of them. Really.

Moe the Welshie said...

And here is the story of a dog that survived in the wild . . . .

http://www.alldogssite.com/paradegoldie1.html

--Moe the Welshie
http://mybitofearth.typepad.com

Ayatollah Mugsy said...

Thank you for sharing that, Moe. Goldie was such a brave girl out in the wilderness. Thank Allah she is now being cared for.

I have been in contact with the Fort Worth Zoo regarding the use of its penguin exhibit, TransplantedOkie. I think we will find some interesting results in our first experiment.

TransplantedOkie said...

Great - let me know when to ship them out!

Tigersan said...

Hmmmm... me thinks that no Chihuahua would be able to raise a human child! Me would be afraid that the child would get hungry and.... well... Chihuahuanuggets :O

Ayatollah Mugsy said...

Good call, Tigersan. I will leave Chihuahuas out of the experiments. We wouldn't want any Chihuahuanuggets.

James Beauregard daPug said...

The Ayatollah Mugsy Scouts? Do the scouts wear uniforms, Bro. Mugsy? I always wanted to wear a uniform...and maybe march and salute and all that kind of stuff. I'm not particularly interested in any kind of training, no bootcamp or anything like that, but I would like to wear a uniform and I've always dreamed of blowing a whistle.

J. B.

James Beauregard daPug said...

Bro. Mugsy, it's me again. Are these foreign words we type to post our comments some kind of secret code words? settzizl espytux noonqy dfuifuss mpbucwq viierrt saetvte zeedonk pithhub eieio qumljsop qpkkpq cobughex

The reason I ask is I've tried everything I can think of to decipher your coded messages but I don't know what you're trying to tell me and I figured it might be important.

J. B.

Ayatollah Mugsy said...

Yes, James Beauregard. I think I have a sketch of the Ayatollah Mugsy Scout uniforms lying around here somewhere. They are very sharp, but they have no whistles.

Those odd words serve to keep the spammers and infidels out. If I turned that off, this blog would be flooded with worthless spam comments. I cannot condone such behavior and have even issued a fatwa against it. The word verification ensures that only valued Pug Lifers, such as yourself, can post.

Zeus said...

This is absolutely fascinating, but wherever will you find homo sapiens willing to give you their children? I do find the research invaluable, however, and I hope you share your findings with all of us!