Dear Human Beings and Canine Dog Colleagues,
My human being just showed me this article and video. It seems she has more time on her hands than she admits.
Can you believe the laziness of this rhino!!!? – standing in one spot, barely moving. He has such potential which he squanders by marking such a small area. I, on the other hand, mark every 2 – 4 feet on a mile walk. My domain reaches far and wide.
It takes a lot of time, effort and responsibility to maintain my territory but it’s worth every squirt.
If you have a lot of time on your hands you can read the entire post by clicking on the title.
By Julie Hecht
“Patricia Yang and colleagues at The Georgia Institute of Technology have a similar interest in measuring things that might seem odd to measure. They’ve submitted the abstractThe Hydrodynamics of Urination: to drip or jet to the Annual Fluid Dynamics Conference held by the American Physical Society in late November”.
“Using “high-speed videography” and “flow-rate measurement” they investigated independent urination styles, such as the dripping of small mammals and the “jetting” of large mammals. (This research is flawed. I do NOT drip. I squirt). New Scientist interviewed Yang and the coverage touches on urethra length, gravitational pull (That’s the only part that makes sense. It’s far easier to mark my territory during the full moon) and the number of seconds it takes to empty bladders. (SECONDS to empty!!! I have such superb technique that I can mark territory for 40 minutes or more) I eagerly await how the published study links Newtonian physics to urine”!
(Julie Hecht has too much time on her hands too)
My final comment on my commentary: I wouldn’t want to meet that Rhino on one of my territorial walks.
Freddie Parker Westerfield, CDT
Canine Dog Therapist