Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Sheila and Tish have done an outstanding job of expanding the playing field but this is where it gets tough. Having to choose.
According to the World English Dictionary, Fuzzy Logic is defined as a branch of logic designed to allow degrees of imprecision in reasoning and knowledge, typified by terms such as `very', `quite possibly', and `unlikely', to be represented in such a way that the information can be processed by computer.
But a much simpler way to think of Fuzzy Logic is how it works and that's through 'IF-THEN' statements. IF this occurs THEN do this. Smart appliances, like a washing machine, use it to determine water and temperature levels, cycle times, etc.
I use it to adopt a puppy.
Not out of intention but necessity. Emotionally I just haven't been commited to making a decision and that's not surprising since it's only been two months since Murphy was laid to rest. Plus, if I decided solely on emotion, I'd adopt all of the homeless puppies here.
But as a man of nature I resolved long ago to abide by her laws and limit myself to having only as many dogs as I had arms. That's two last time I checked. Now I know some of you are overachievers and that's okay.
So almost entirely emotionally removed, I've been approaching this analytically like I'm trying to solve a mathematical problem. Or purchase a pair of sneakers. IF I adopted this puppy THEN...
IF I adopted a mix rather than full blooded Pyrenees THEN maybe my next dog will be less likey to develop cancer since I am 2 for 2 with cancer in Pyrs.
IF the puppy likes water THEN I could buy a boat and me, Hudson, and the puppy could ride my pony up on that boat.... Wait that's a Lyle Lovett song.
The problem is puppies. They and even the adoption process itself ultimately defy logic. It's messy, unscientific, and... Can't I just get another girlfriend to get one for me again? That's a helluva lot easier than picking a puppy.