Canine Revisions

As I posted earlier today about the Facebook account for Dog V2.0, I mentioned the remaining revisions of dog currently inhabiting YPS Manor. I realize I have not explained the current revision levels.

In the beginning was Dog. Dog, after almost 14 years of faithful companionship, passed away. Shortly thereafter we acquired Dog V2.0. In October of last year, we rescued Dog V2.5. As she was only half the size of 2.0, she didn't get a full rev. She had 4 puppies, of which 3 survived.

Dog V3.0 has serious stability issues due to the inclusion of the poultry visionary feature, otherwise known as "Ooh, look, a chicken!". The phrase ADHD was invented to apply to people like Dog V3.0, but it works for him just as well.

Dog V3.1 is an improvement on 3.0 in that the stability issues are mostly sorted out, but the brain rarely engages. V3.1 prefers to charge through life engaging his brain as an afterthought. This causes an entirely different set of stability issues, but they're minor compared to 3.0

Dog V3.2 is the most stable of the bunch, so he gets the highest rev level. He is the smartest and sneakiest of the latest generation. He and 3.1 are engaged in an intractable and unwinnable struggle.

We have a lovely case of dog sibling rivalry going on. 3.1 feels he should be dominant over 3.0 and 3.2, since 3.1 is the largest of his generation. 3.0, being distracted by, well, everything, cannot hold on to the thought of dominance long enough to establish it over anyone. 3.2 feels, somewhat correctly, that dominance is not always determined by size alone and has decided he will submit to 3.1 about the same time hell freezes over if not a few years after the ice floes appear in Gehenna. Plus, 3.1 and 3.2 just don't like each other much.

Anyhow, that's the state of the dog at YPS Manor. More content when I get more motivated.



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