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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