Mr Dog accidentally happens upon a link to the online community called ‘Mothering’. Someone over there claims anthropomorphy is a cult (with very weird beliefs, I can tell you). Mr Dog concurs, and offers a better alternative: canineosophy, which is sometimes misnamed canineomorphy — nothing wrong with this… of course! ‘Better to morph into a dog than into a human’, as mr Dog, my guru, wisely puts it… and he then hints, unobtrusively, at a future possibility of state-funded canineosophy schools, which will educate nose, tails and tummies. Human puppies may be admitted after a thorough vetting process.