Why Are People So Bored?

Annabelle has started writing a new book. It’s about magic (of course!) and ghosts. There are loads of books about ghosts, because human beings love to be scared. We dogs can’t understand this; we hate being scared, so why do humans enjoy it so much?

We suspect it’s because they’re bored.


Humans will do anything to avoid boredom. Take food, for instance. We dogs like simple food and as long as it’s fresh and tasty we don’t care what it looks like. But human chefs are constantly under pressure to produce fancy-looking meals with fancy-sounding names, like chocolate soil, pea air, and dehydrated milk foam. I mean, what is that all about? Do these things actually taste good? And the portions are titchy! All that work for something a dog could demolish in one bite!asparagus-350673_1280

When humans aren’t prettifying their food, they’re manipulating their own appearance. Some will go to great effort to lose weight or build stupid great muscles they don’t even need, while others make holes in themselves or cover their bodies with tattoos.


As a dog, I find it hard to understand why any living creature would choose to have a tatt. Pearl had one forced on her in her racing days. She quite likes it now because she thinks it makes her look cool, but she once told me it hurt terribly when she first had it done and no way would she go through it again.

Pearl's tatt

Another sign of human boredom is their love of bizarre scientific studies. One bunch of boffins spent two years studying dogs doing their business and concluded that they “prefer to excrete with the body being aligned along the North-south axis under calm magnetic field conditions” – but they couldn’t explain why. I’m sure I can’t tell them, and I’m a dog. I’m certainly not aware of aligning myself with Earth’s magnetic field when I lay a ‘cable’.

Millie papped pooping

The world is a beautiful and magical place – especially at this time of year – and it’s a miracle any of us are here. Each moment is precious and exciting, and yet humans don’t seem to realise it. They spend their time seeking ever greater thrills, or complaining about things that don’t matter. It’s tragic, really.

Clyne Gardens

Why are people so bored? We think it’s because they have too much time on Earth. We don’t get long, so we make sure we appreciate every moment.


Tongue tatt image found here

Article on dog poop study found here

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19 Responses to Why Are People So Bored?

  1. Thank you! Humans need fun!

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  2. Carrie Rubin says:

    That second to last paragraph contains wise words indeed. We humans could learn a lot from dogs. 🙂

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  3. ellen3625 says:

    We should always make every day count and live in the “here and now!”

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  4. Anonymous says:

    Love the picture of Owain greyhound at the bottom – a good reminder to appreciate every moment.

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  5. Reblogged this on and commented:
    I liked the images as well! What a fun read! 🙂 -OM
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  6. Thank you – and thanks for reblogging. Sorry to have taken so long answering comments, my computer is completely kaput and I haven’t had a chance yet to have it mended/replaced. Luckily a friend of mine has let me use her computer this afternoon.


  7. ‘The world is a beautiful and magical place….it’s a miracle we are here’…may not have quoted it exactly but I do love that phrase! great post!

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  8. Thank you! I think I need to listen to my dogs more 😉

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  9. Hemangini says:

    Why are people so bored? indeed… Loved this post. I wonder if the chef’s stylish food even makes for a bite or am I supposed to be on a diet?

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  10. People say it’s not possible to be bored in Orlando, but they don’t live with the prices down here. A dinner for two can easily cost sixty dollars around here if you’re trying to eat healthy (or semi-healthy).

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  11. I did the “substitute teacher” thing in May and ended up with 6th grade math. We watched a movie on Fractals. Fascinating. Makes me wonder if the dogs doing their business has something to do with aligning with the rest of the Fractals in the world…

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  12. Good point! We’re fascinated by fractals as well, especially those gorgeous colourful designs found in fractal art. Fairyland is full of those!


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