Dog Eats Homework
Another survey about plant-eating dogs found that grass was the most commonly eaten plant.There are a variety of reasons your dog might be grazing on your lawn.On the chance that your dog’s pica behavior is caused by a nutritional deficiency, switching to a better dog food, especially a high-fiber variety, could help alleviate the problem.Although most experts agree that grazing itself isn’t harmful, one thing to keep in mind is that certain herbicides and pesticides used on lawns can be quite toxic, especially if ingested.Your beloved canine companion clearly isn’t a cow, so you might be confused when you see him eating grass. In fact, most veterinarians consider it a normal dog behavior. Dogs eating grass is actually quite common (it has been observed in wild dogs, too, and may be completely natural) and this form of pica does not usually cause too many problems. Patent and Trademark Office to accept late applications for patent extensions called it “The Dog Ate My Homework Act” (March 20, 2010).Basically, this is any child character explaining to his teacher why he hasn't done his homework.
I won’t be going into more depth on those sayings because I’d like to propose a new phrase that has been used for a significant length of time, and I would argue has a Masonic origin, “my dog ate my homework.” I’d like to be clear before I start that this is more of a joke than a serious argument over linguists, but I hope you at least get a chuckle while reading my proposition, and there is an interesting story behind it all. The Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania uses the as its Book of Constitutions, which was originally written by Laurence Dermott (published in 1756) for use by the Ancient Grand Lodge of England which formed in 1751. Content Header .feed_item_answer_user.js-wf-loaded . There are many sayings that we use daily, perhaps without knowing the meaning or history behind the phrases.The most common variant involves a dog, but other animals can be used as well.Though this has become a Dead Horse Trope, and children rarely use this excuse seriously, the second variation on this trope is in fact Truth in Television.The specifics can be found in our version of the , Section 12.01, which notes that our version was “prepared by the Grand Secretary, Rev. D., Provost of the University of Pennsylvania, and was almost entirely a reprint of Dermott’s work; it was approved by the Grand Lodge November 22, 1781, published in 1783, and dedicated to Brother George Washington.” If you think some of the guys at work or lodge are real characters, you should invest a few minutes and read the first few pages of the original ; Laurence Dermott is quite the character.Dermott begins by explaining that the purpose of his book is to be a conduct guide for the Brethren.Having determined the purpose of his writing, he gathered his supplies and claims “I immediately fancied myself an Historian, and intended to trace Masonry not only to Adam in his sylvan Lodge in Paradise, but to give some Account of the Craft even before the Creation.” Having made such a bold claim, Dermott continues to explain that during his attempt at being a historian he “insensibly fell into a Slumber, when me-thought four Men entered my Room.” He describes these four men as Sojourners from Jerusalem, all brothers, going by the names of Shallum (the chief of the four), Ahiman, Akhub, and Talmon.After hearing stories from the four, Dermott proceeds to write his account which he then presents to a fifth man that appears (“a grave old Gentleman, with a long Beard” which “the four Sojourners did him the Homage due a Superior”).Additionally, a number of common house and garden plants are toxic, which could lead to problems if your dog munches on them along with the lawn.To make sure the plants in and around the area where your dog is eating grass aren’t dangerous, check the ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control Center web site, which maintains a list of toxic and non-toxic plants.