Now, our question. Why do dogs walk in circles before they lay down?
To flatten a spot in the grass- it's
an innate response..
Hostmaster: that's a popular theory which I deem incorrect.
Sigh. Our pop culture hiatus
lasted all of 5 seconds.
Hostmaster: Too true, Bryan. That is incorrect, Cyndi.
To smush down or fluff up the area
to make it more comfortable to sleep on.
Hostmaster: sounds reasonable but is incorrect.
You're a bird, how do you know how a dog
gets comfortable, for crying out loud!
Hostmaster: don't get snippy with me, sister. I don't have to know. I'm running this show. What I say goes. Now, back to it.
They turn in a circle to check
for danger on all sides.
Hostmaster: very sensible. Incorrect.
Preferring to sleep with their
nose to the wind, they circle
to determine wind direction.
Hostmaster: interesting. Incorrect.
They turn around to orient
themselves to curl up to sleep.
Hostmaster: that is an intelligent answer. I'm proud of you Cyndi. Still, I say it's incorrect.
They do it to dig a hole. A hole is cooler when
the weather is hot and warmer when it's cold.
Hostmaster: makes sense but incorrect.
Why don't you just admit that you
don't know the answer! Such adaptive behaviors
might remain in a species indefinitely
and begin from a source we can never determine.
This isn't something that can be studied to produce hard data.
It's all theory.
So ends this round of Pop Culture Frenzy.