So it was confusing the other Sunday when Jason and I got home and there was a dog-head-sized hole in the picket fence. And Max was sitting on the other side of it. Our guess is that he panicked when he heard some distant gunshots (hey, it happens in my neighborhood...). Perhaps the most puzzling thing, though, is that there is actually an opening in the fence about a foot to the right of where the dog went through. It would be like me, leaving my room by going through a wall (using my head!) instead of the doorway just to the right. So we stood and looked dumbfounded at the hole, wondering how a dog so smart could do such an utterly dumb thing, wishing that one person had been home to see it happening.
And the debate among us continues: is he smart? Or is he truly a dumb, dumb dog?