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April 10, 2014

Can you train a dog to fix computers?

My computer has been in the shop the past couple days. When I finally heard back I was told an expensive part and an expensive repair were needed. I expect most people cave and pay, but I expect know most people are smarter than me. I on the other hand decided
My computer has been in the shop the past couple days. When I finally heard back I was told an expensive part and an expensive repair were needed. I expect most people cave and pay, but I expect know most people are smarter than me. I on the other hand decided to buy the part myself and try to repair the computer by myself. Well, not by myself, of course – I had Eko. “Will, do you know how to repair computers?” you ask. “Do you even understand what you’re supposed to repair?” you wonder. In response I would say, “Hey, you ask a lot of questions.” I’ve trained Eko to play dead, so I figured I could train him to help repair my computer. 

First, we put on glasses and considered the problem. Studies show glasses make you 46% smarter

Next, we came up with a plan for the repair. I then got all the necessary tools

“Will, from the tools you’ve chosen, it’s clear you have no idea what you’re doing”

As much as I hated to admit it, Eko was right. I really had no idea what I was doing. I then gave Eko my phone and told him to call tech support.

“Will, this is not a phone. This is a banana. And I’m a dog. You’re losing it.”

Unfortunately, it turns out you CANNOT train your dog to fix your computer. What a bummer. However, your dog will watch you slam your head into the table for hours as you try to fix a computer, so there’s that.

It wasn’t pretty and I’ve got a bruised forehead, but I fixed the computer! I don’t have footage of the moment when I pressed the power button and the computer turned on, but it was pretty much exactly like the scene from The Sound of Music when Julie Andrews is dancing around in the mountains.

The computer is allllliiiive, with the sound of the internettttt

We’re back in business, baby! As nice as it is to be plugged in again, I solemnly swear to unplug and enjoy each and every day. If I forget, Eko is always happy to remind me.

ONE LAST THING!: As I’ve mentioned before, I will be transitioning the hosting of this blog over to Petcentric.com. If you could visit this post (http://www.petcentric.com/04-10-2014/can-you-train-a-dog-to-fix-computers) and leave comments on Petcentric is would be a huge help for me.

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Comments for Can you train a dog to fix computers?

  1. i will try to comment on petcentric :o)

  2. I tried it but it ate my comments :o)

  3. Elyse says:

    I tried too. Not sure where my comments ended up either. I’m sure it was a pit bull.

  4. fredrieka says:

    MOMwithoutpaws wishes she can

  5. Whee couldn’t create an account/sign in even with our twitter because whee don’t have a zip code that is valid as whee are from England 🙁

    Nacho, Noah, Buddy & Basil

  6. Emmadog says:

    Yay! Computer is fixed! Back to work, Eko! We will race over and try to comment now.

  7. mollieandalfie says:

    Oh you guy’z made our day, juzt too funny 🙂 Sorry you couldn’t fix it though. You both look so smart with you spec’s on Hawahwhhahwha xxoxxxx

    Mollie and Alfie

  8. raisingdaisy says:

    Well I went through the sign up process on petcentric, but my comment didn’t show up. Not sure what to do from there…
    It’s great that you were able to fix your computer – I think it was Eko’s encouragement that did the trick! 😉

  9. Marcela says:

    Lol. What a cool and funny post:-)

  10. I tried to sign up for petcentric Will, but it only accepts Americans apparently. Us foreigners don’t have long enough post codes 🙂 When you change over to them completely I may not be able to comment any more So let me just say how much I love reading your blog, I was introduced to you by Boomdee at Boomdeeadda a while back and you taught me how to make gifs 🙂 I love the way you care for Mr Eko and your sense of humour and I really like how you dress him up to play the part – and he always does his role so well too! It is a most enjoyable blog! I would like it if you informed petcentric that you have foreign followers who need to be able to sign in too. You can tell we are foreign by the way we spell 🙂

    Thoroughly enjoyed this post, made even more enjoyable by the fact that you succeeded! Good Job!!

  11. scarlybobs says:

    Bwahahaha those pics had me laughing so much Zoey came over to investigate! 😀

    I’ll try comment on the new shiny blog, but I’m from the UK so it may not work out…

  12. fozziemum says:

    You look smart enough to me!! oh dang we may not be able to comment cos we are down under 🙁 drats!!! hugs Fozziemum

  13. First off, mom wears glasses full-time (she’s even been known to fall asleep with them on AND has gotten into the shower on a number of occasions only to realise that she was still wearing them) does this make her 100% more clever 100% of the time? Personally, we think at best she may be a MAD genius…99% mad…1% genius *BOL*
    We’re glad to hear that your computer is working again.
    Wally & Sammy

  14. OhMelvin says:

    The banana comment made me snort!

  15. I am following you via bloglovin, and when I clicked on the link it went to a blank screen. I don’t know if that problem is on your end or from Bloglovin.

    Loved the post, by the way.

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