Deep Thoughts From a Photo of Pudge

It turns out that my dog thinks he’s people. This isn’t much of a surprise, given the fact that we treat him like people and indulge his desire to drink from our glasses rather than his dog bowl. Therefore, I thought I would upload this cute photo and give it a clever title. I found myself remembering the last line of the book Animal Farm and how it had something to do with the pigs becoming more like humans. Perfect! I thought. I’ll change the word “pig” to the word “dog” and the cleverness of me will be all the rage on the internet. So…here’s the line:

“The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.”

But then I thought about it and remembered that Orwell wasn’t talking about animals being cute and doing more human-like things, he was talking about how the pigs became the new leaders of the farm and became corrupted with greed and power, leaving their former friends in the same position they had fought to escape. Giving a bit more thought to the line and how the book can be applied to current events created more ponderous thoughts than I hoped to have this late at night.

So while I ponder away as I try to hit the hay, please enjoy this photo of Pudge happily acknowledging that he has become the master, and I his servant.

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