Saturday, 19 September 2009

Penny meets Morgan at flyball

Well, that's a bit of a deceptive title for this post, because although Penny did in fact meet a handsome black Labrador retriever at flyball practice today, she was not one bit interested in being friendly with him.

But I'm very proud of the fact that I've remembered his name. I'm taking part in a research project that aims to help people remember names and faces, and, being a dog-blogger I realise it's way more important to remember the canine names than the human ones.

The method of remembering names is to associate something with the name.

So, today we met
Pip - just a little pip of a dog, who'll grow into something splendid;
Morgan - a black pirate who lives by the sea (for a longer explanation see my other blog);
Summer, who first moved in with her human family in the Summer (true story);
Buddy, who is every dog's best buddy (also true!)

Oh, oh! There were lots of dogs and I've only remembered four!

But it's a start...


JD and Max said...

Hi Penny! Our human realises that she knows ALL the names of the doggies we regularly meet up with but probably only HALF the names of the humans they live with, he he he! You're right - the doggie names are FAR more important!!! :) Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

parlance said...

JD and Max, I guess it's a bit like blogging. I know all the dogs' names but hardly any of the humans' names.

Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh, I always remember ALL the dogs' names and none of the humans! It's quite embarrassing sometimes! :-)


parlance said...

Hsin-Yi, I'm jealous that at least you remember the dogs' names. I usually can't remember any names at all.