Did you know that dogs aren’t completely color-blind, in spite of whatever childhood wisdom you’ve been carrying in the back of your noggin all this time? Study of their eyeball rods and cones and things that I don’t even pretend to understand have suggested that dogs have a bit of color blindness rather similar to what some humans experience.
Simply put, because I am indeed a simple girl, our canine friends don’t see reds and greens the way we non-color blind human beans do. These two festive colors are perceived as a sort of gray instead. So when you toss that red ball into the lawn for a hearty game of fetch, your dog is looking at you with an expression of thanks a lot there, dude. I’ll be relying on that superior sense of smell to find my toy.
And that may explain why apples remind Micron of tennis balls so much. And maybe why taking him to our local Apple Fest last weekend may not have been the best of my brain children.
Let’s see some self-control there, big guy.