Here’s a story as bizarre as it gets.
A man is walking his dog when
it stops, lefts a leg and wets
a tree. That the dog could do it
so easily, the man follows suit. Just then
a police cruiser passes by, spots
the man and puts him under arrest
for indecent exposure. The man protests,
insists he was just trying to see
if he could imitate the dog’s pee.
“Really,” says the officer. “And do you
suppose that’s what normal men do?”
At the station, when asked for his name
the man says: “I’m Rover, the dog the same.”
What?” exclaims the officer, dumbfounded,
and decides to have him impounded.
“Just a minute,” the dog speaks up,
“my behavior was normal for a pup.”
As for Rover my master, I’ll explain.
Believe it or not, my job is to train
Rover in proper canine behaviors,
like relieving himself out-of-doors
not in the house. But as you can see
he follows my example too literally.”
And any kind of incarceration
will only bring on severe defecation
which he’s learned to control indoors
but now may revert to rugs and floors.