OK. It’s not really a charm bracelet. ‘Cause it’s around my neck. This is my collar. They call it my “necklace.” Weird, I know, but I have to humor Them sometimes. (Check out the article about our dog brains in the online issue of Time magazine this week and you’ll understand.) Humoring Them is one of the things I do best, but that’s another story.
See those things hanging from my necklace? (All right: my collar.) One is my rabies tag that I got from Dr. Elliott. One is my AKC recovery tag if I get lost. One is my ID tag They got me when I first came to live with Them. The one with Their phone numbers on it. And one is my Home Again tag if I get lost (or worse). Why anybody needs so many tags is beyond me, but as I’ve told you many times, you humans do some crazy things.
Frankly, I don’t think I need so many tags but, here’s the thing, when I’m out prowling around the outside yard in the dark doing my business at night, it helps Them find me. See, when I shake my head, They hear all those tags rattle so They know where I am.
And one of my tags is reflective. (But They never carry flashlights, so what good does it do??)
What You Learned Today:
- You should really carry some kind of identification with you when you’re out.
- You should also be “chipped” by Home Again. That way, if you’re lost, and some nice person finds you, you can be reunited with your Peeps thanks to the stuff on the chip. (How’d that chip get in there? And where is it exactly? I don’t want to even think about it….)