Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Old dogs and new tricks

So the other day, I was taking my youngest to school, and passed by the local movie theatre, where the marquee read: "New Moon" and "Old Dogs".

It made me smile and got me thinking about the saying, "You can't teach an old dog new tricks."

A quick internet search shows that this sentiment has been around a LONG time:

The dogge must lerne it when he is a whelpe, or els it wyl not be; for it is harde to make an olde dogge to stoupe.
[1530 J. Fitzherbert Husbandry (ed. 2) G1V]

Time travel not withstanding, all I have to say is J. Fitzherbert never met Cesar Millan...

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