Q&A Tuesday: Would You Rather Have a Human Body and a Dog Head, or a Dog Body and a Human Head?


Today on Q&A Tuesday, Julio120 asks: 

Question: “Would you rather have the head of a human but a body of a dog; or a body of a human but a head of a dog? Can’t decide which is better.”

I would never have thought of this question Julio120.  Thanks for asking.


Copying word for word from last week’s Q&A Tuesday, to answer Julio120’s question, I immediately did what any person trying to answer a question but also trying to be smart and lazy does. I went to the Internet.

Unfortunately, as best I can tell, the Internet does not address this question… that is, it didn’t until now!!!

But first Julio120, and I know we’re taught not to answer questions with a question or questions, and I know I’m supposed to provide the “A” not more “Q’s”, but I have to ask you a few questions.

Is this a practical question you’re actually facing in your life?  In other words, do you have to decide to actually become one of the two scenarios you outline?  If so, when do you have to decide by?  If you don’t like your choice, can you switch to the other?  I ask because I sense a certain urgency underlying your question, and I want to know how much is riding on my answer.

I will proceed assuming the greatest sense of urgency, namely you do have to make a decision, and you have to decide now, although I will admit that there has been nothing urgent about this answer so far.

It is my considered view that as a general principle, you will want to have the body of a human and the head of a dog.

The reason for this is simple.  Human bodies live longer than dog bodies, often four times as long, so better to have a human body than a dog body.  So I recommend human body/dog head as your anchor position, or home base as you will.

There are at least three exceptions to this however, times when you will want to temporarily switch over to having a dog body/human head.

1) Meal-time.  For the most part, human heads are fed better food than dog heads, so better to be the human head/dog body at meal-time.

2) If you need to run fast, say to catch a bus, a train, a Frisbee, or the post-man.  It is a well known fact that most dog bodies run faster than human bodies.  You will catch more buses, trains, Frisbees, and post-men with a dog body than a human body.

3) If you are outside, and you need to go to the bathroom.  Who go to the bathroom when and where they want?  People with clothed people bodies or dog bodies?  Enough said.

So bottom line Julio120, I think you need to be flexible and adapt your body/head status to the circumstances.  And by all means, if you are on Facebook, do please keep updating your body/head status in real time!

If you would like to submit a question for consideration, you can do so in the comment section below or here.*  Next week, I expect to address my own question: “Is it OK to love some of your money more than the rest of your money?”  Note: While I have a whole backlog of my own questions to address, yours are far more interesting and fun.  SO PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR QUESTIONS!!!!

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(Photo © Danedeeso/Dreamstime.com– Couple of Dogs and Owner Photo)

  • Tiara3434

    Theres a lot to cobsider here. But i know you can’t ride roller coasters if you have a dog’s body.

    • TheBigMilkshake

      You can’t? Well, from my vantage point that’s not a problem. But Tiara3434, I’ll put you down for human body/dog head.

  • Big Joe Joe

    Dog bodies seems better. Taking a bath is no longer mandatory

    • TheBigMilkshake

      Great thought Big Joe Joe. If I had thought of that, I would have said dog body all the way. I’ll note your for dog body/human head.

  • Lin

    Can I have the right part of my body as a dog, while the left part as human? What am I thinking.

    • TheBigMilkshake

      LOL… but in response to your two questions, 1) Yes and 2) I don’t know… but no doubt something useful.

    • ASMs

      Ha ha! Well, that’s weird Lin!

  • Mr. Danshov

    What if my head looks like that of a dogs? Even though I’m a 100% human?

    • TheBigMilkshake

      Mr. Danshov, I think you may be in a class all of your own.

    • Now we got a problem.

  • ASMs

    Dog head and human body. So I could still use my PC.

    • TheBigMilkshake

      ASMs, since people spend hours upon hour looking at animals on the Internet, with a dog head, would you spend hours upon hours looking at people on the Internet?

    • Same here. Its also hard to use yourcm touch phone if you got dog paws.

      • TheBigMilkshake

        Well, isn’t that what voice commands are for OblongOrange? Although I’m not quite sure that they are programmed to understand barking?

  • sipura

    Bathroom everywhere? I need a dog body.

    • TheBigMilkshake

      Right on!

    • Will De Jong

      I guess the dog body wins.

    • Burt

      Dog body. Definitely.

      • TheBigMilkshake

        Seems like the dogs do have it.

  • Julio120

    I don’t really know the origin of this question. It was just asked to me by my younger brother. By now I think he’s still undecided, he still have that human head and body. But thanks to this I can now suggest him which is better. So far it appears that the pros of human head, dog body is more appealing.

    • TheBigMilkshake

      Thanks again for the question!!!

    • Vincy R.

      It’s never too late. Tell him get a giraffe’s head.

      • TheBigMilkshake

        That could be really useful in New York City. Or in driving (head sticks out sun-roof) so can see traffic ahead!

    • Happy Egg Man

      I’m shaking my head. Why are you not considering an egg head?

      • TheBigMilkshake

        Uh, I am now. Egg head, and dog body it is!!!!

      • MariCone

        Egg head? That’s Humpty Dumpty!

  • If you have a dog’s head, would you have a human brain? Because if not you’d probably be an expert listener, and so according to Dale Carnegie everyone would love you.

  • Millenium Jogg

    Lord Almighty, there’s a debate over this? How did I not know about this? I’m missing the good part of life hihihih.

    • TheBigMilkshake

      We all were Millenium Jogg. We all were… except for Julio that is, who apparently was all over this.

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