The Chicken or the Egg??

My mother is in town.  According to Mapquest she lives two thousand, two hundred and forty four point fifty three miles from me.  We Skype.  We talk on the phone almost daily.  She mails me newspaper articles that she thinks I should read.  But as you can imagine, we don’t see each other every other weekend so when she is here, it’s precious time; time that she often uses to bestow her wisdom on me.
So yesterday, we took my dog out for what she labeled a short version of the Bataan death march … and after an hour and half of babbling she gives me this, “Because dogs have four legs, do they get twice as tired as we (humans) do or half as tired?”
My mind was baffled … Physics would have it that they are half as tired because they have more to do the same amount of work … yet physics would also offer that they are twice as tired because they have to do twice as much work …
I sigh.  I cannot answer the question because any answer my right side brain wants to give is easily refuted by my left side … My mother has come up with the second installment of what came first the chicken or the egg.
So tell me what you think?  Do dogs get twice as tired or half as tired?  And while you’re at it, what about that pioneer chicken?  Did he, or she, show up before the egg or does it depend on if that first chicken was a he or she?   Just something to think about.

7 Comments Add yours

  1. My cat falls down in exhaustion when he walks from one room to the other, so I suppose pets get twice as tired :)

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  3. Jesika says:

    I have a conversation with my boyfriend all he time about silly dog physics questions.

  4. Slamdunk says:

    Ha, glad mom is keeping you on your toes.

    Walking our yellow buffalo every night, I am certain that I am always more tired than he is.

  5. MiMi says:

    I say dogs are half as tired. Look at all that energy the little things have!

  6. joeh says:

    Hmmm….Now I gotta go to Church, God only knows.

    Cranky Old Man

  7. Anonymous says:

    Obviously the chicken came first! And dogs are half as tired doing the same work load.

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