Sunday, July 11, 2010

WE GRADUATED FROM HARVARD!!!!!

YOU ARE NOT GOING TO BELIEVE THIS STORY!!!! I AM NOT KIDDING YOU!!! YOU WILL FLIP OVER!!!! SIT BACK AND READ THIS....... HOOOOO BOY!!!!!!

SO you know of course that we live in the Hospital and University city of Boston and that a GAZILLION things are always going on here...Well PL1+2 read about this study that was going on at Harvard about dogs and cognition( Really all they would have to do is read our blogs to know that we are all smart but they have to give them things to do and stuff in college so go figure.... they come up with this ) This fellow wanted to see if we(dogs) could distinguish pointing( ARE YOU KIDDING ME??!!) If you really want to delve into this here is a site all about the study .........


So the four of us went to Harvard... and found this building( Noooooo not the Busch Reisinger Museum.... but the building to the right of it)

This very sweet graduate student came to get us...NOTE WHO IS RIGHT NEXT TO HER...MY BROTHER OF COURSE......

Now I knew we were going here and I stayed up all night studying a little quantum physics and stuff in case it was on the test. My brother just watched his cooking shows.....We had to go down a longgggggggg hallway.......


We had to go in one at a time and he wanted to go first after he saw this sign.


So he went into this room with PL1 and what he had to do was watch the cute grad student fool around with cookies(JACKPOT HIS FAVORITE) She would show him the cookie and then put it into a little box on the right or the left and point and then PL1 let him go and see if he would go to the right box....and then he had to watch a video of a person doing what the student had been doing and see if he could still do it........ The student said to PL2 "want to see a little on the camera???" LOOK IT IS ARCHIE IN THE ROOM WITH PL1 and the student !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
HAHAHAHAHAH he is pretending to be doing a cooking show!!!!!!!!!


Meanwhile PL2 and I were waiting in this room down the hall.......


It was a nice room and all and the grad students had drawn this picture of a dog to....what?Calm you down? I don't know..... I have to admit I was getting a little nervous... What if I don't remember what I studied?? I MEAN I AM AT HARVARD



I tried to keep busy......


AND THEN IT WAS MY TURN....Archie was in there for a LONG LONG TIME......See the two little boxes to the left and right? That is where she put the cookies.. And see the big white screen? that is what she was behind.. WHAT DID SHE THINK I DIDN"T KNOW SHE WAS THERE?? SHE MADE ME SOO NERVOUS I COULDN"T PLAY THE GAME AT ALL... I KEPT TRYING TO GO BEHIND THE SCREEN WHERE SHE WAS... I MEAN SHE HAD THE STASH OF COOKIES RIGHT>>> WHY SHOULD I GO TO THE STUPID BOXES FOR ONE LOUSY COOKIE WHEN SHE HAD THEN ALL? i was only in there for a very short time......




ARE YOU READY FOR THIS PART??? THIS IS THE MOST AMAZING PART!!!
Out of thirty dogs who have done this, only NINE have completed the whole thing

AND HE IS ONE OF THEM........MY BROTHER ARCHIE....


PL1 said he got almost the WHOLE thing right!!
We are all very proud of him.... And we may go and do more tests( there is a part two to this test which he will do...I ahhhh don't think I am doing that one but there will be other stuff she said. AND LOOK WHAT WE GOT!!!! HARVARD LEASHES BUT BEST OF ALL..........


HARVARD DIPLOMAS!!!!!( I am going to watch a few cooking shows with my brother....)




22 comments:

Sophie Brador said...

Well Ags, Clearly you are the smarter one, since you didn't fall for their silly tricks. Archie is just going back for more brain washing. Mind you, if he can figure out some of this painting theivery business, that would be cool.

xo
SB

P.S. Mom says she will provide a bar at the pool if Arch decides to go in.

Bocci said...

Oh, Oh, Oh, this was just tooooo funny! Parental Unit and I both are splitting our sides laughing!

What a great thing you two did-giving up ypur precious time like that all in the name of science! I hope you frame those diplomas! Archie, we are soooo proud of you (and of you too, Agatha...really :-))

Your buddy,
Bocci

P.S. We're going back and read it again! We love you two!

Scottie the 'Cutie' said...

AWESOME achievement, Archie! Congrats on graduating from Harvard! I think you two did a swell job with the tests! If it were me, I think I would have just sat there and barked for the student to just hand me the cookies already! *wink* Now I can tell all my friends that I know a fellow doggie who graduated from Harvard...*grins*

Scottie

Lorenza said...

OMD!
Congratulations!
You two are very smart... in your own way!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Noah the Airedale said...

Oh my lord that is so exciting. D says your pinkies took them to Harvard where she felt like a dunderhead around all those clever kids. Archie mate, way to go. You are so smart. The girls are excited too because they love cooking shows!!! D watches them 24/7 though after being in the USA and around PL1 she now puts the history channel on sometimes too. She is hoping that when your pl's come to visit she can show them around and appear knowledgable.....hmmm.

We love the leads. They're awesome.

Noah Willow Tess Lucy x

Sam and Pippen said...

Wow! We've never known anyone who's gone to Harvard and now we do AND they have certificates and everything!

Way to go! You guys are super smart!

Sam and Pippen

tula said...

All hail to the Harvard gradz! huh, your grad skool is different from mine, norweeds, mangos and pee wees. maybe we should sign up fur yours!

but ARCH! woo are amazingly gifted. no one comes between woo and cookies! all your homeschooling weally paid off-

that's good stuff!
big kissies,
tula

Angus said...

Leads, diplomas and cookies! Does Archie get more cookies beacuse he completed everything?

Inky and Molly said...

Well done Archie! We are so proud of you!!
And Aggie, at least you had a great. You're our girl! We hope you are still talking to us and are not going to go all fancy in the head from being Havard graduates...

Maggie and Mitch said...

Congratulations to both of you! Wow! Diplomas from Harvard and new leashes too! We think that both of you are smarter than smart!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

George the Lad said...

Thumbs up too yea, I'd love to do some thing like that, does that mean you can put some sort of letters after you names?
See Yea George xxx

Rebecca and Daisy Mae said...

Wow! Wonderful! What wonderful students you are. I agree with you about getting to the source of the cookies. lets get real, why have one when you can find the whole tub?

Gus said...

Hey...Don't feel bad Aggie, they were doing the simple stuff this time and you went right to the source, just like the great earth dog that you are!

gussie

pee ess...not to minimize Archie's fine achievement..but tell me how many of those other dogs who finished are terriers? We are, after all, not noted for our attention span.

g

El'bow and Hauwii said...

wooooooow awsome!!!
that so cool


kissslobbers
El'bow & Hauwii

Eric said...

Wowzer!What a wicked experiment. Harvards graduates? Smooooking!! Course Archie pal you are one smart cookie...harharrhaaa!!! While you twinnie are obviously way too cool for school. Which we all knew already they could of asked anyone of us and saved themselves all that work.

Loved the leads and certificates. You going to show Cyril? Make him wheelie jelly. I mean we all know they've got nothing but stuffin'.

Wiry love Eric xxx

Oskar said...

Oh my dog, I know Harvard grads? I am honored to count the two of you as my friends. I can't wait to hear how Archie does next time.

Joe Stains said...

holy cow guys, that is pawesome! But I cannot believe how well Archie did? WFT? Um I sure hope Tanner doesn't get any ideas about this. Also, congrats to your Big Poppi and the Home Run Derby win.

Bouncing Bertie said...

Wow I am GREEN WITH ENVY! You got to take part in a science experiment and Harvard. SO IMPRESSED! (Especially with Archie doing so well and all). Now tell me, did they ask you any questions about quantum physics? Schrodinger's dog perhaps?
Toodle pip!
Bertie.

Dewey Dewster said...

Oh My Dog !!!!! Archie passed the test and only 1 of 9 ta do it......great news....but I tell ya, Agatha...if they had used rats in the box....there is NO WAY ya would have chased the girl behind the screen.....no way at all....

Dewey Dewster here.....

the 4 Bs said...

we are totally impressed! Archie is such a smart fellow and you, Agatha, know better than to look in a stupid little box!

those diplomas are so amazing and we are in awe of you two. you are obviously well educated!

woofs.

Penny and Patches said...

Woohoo! This isn't going to turn you "uppity", is it? Ya know, the rest of us "common" pups are jealous! Congrats to both of you!

Aire-hugs,
Penny & Patches

Niamh said...

Hi A & A,

We did the same kind of studies at Duke University. It was a lot of fun because the students made a fuss over us and we got lots of treats. But Harvard is way cooler tham Duke. We didn't get any diplomas from Duke.

Your friends,
Niamh & Ambrose