The Farmer was flipping through TV channels the other day and came across “Hogan’s Heroes.” Since we are both children of the 70s and 80s, of course we had to watch it. Hogan and Klink were having a discussion about prisoners who had escaped from Stalag 13 and a neighboring stalag.
Hogan: Stalag 19 will catch their escaped prisoners much faster than you will here at Stalag 13.
Hogan: Stalag 19 has smarter dogs.
Klink: Smarter dogs? What do you mean?
Hogan: You use German shepherds. They use Belgian shepherds.
Of course, I was roaring with laughter, thinking this was the funniest thing I’d ever heard on a sitcom and the Farmer was looking at me like I had horns. That happens a lot around our house.
And my apologies to all the beautiful German shepherds out there who I am sure are just as smart as any Belgian shepherd and, from what I've seen of Phoenix lately, probably a good deal more sensible. The Skinny Little Dog has taken up tree climbing. He's not any good at it but he keeps trying to climb the big maple tree south of our house. He is sure there is a cat up there somewhere. I guess everyone needs a hobby.