ALEXANDRIA, VA--Scientists at the National Canine Laboratory in Alexandria, Virginia, have discovered that the olfactory systems of dogs survive up to six months after they have died.
In an experiment in which the scientists picnicked on barbecue ribs at a local pet cemetery, the researchers discovered that some of the buried dogs tried to claw their way out of their graves in order to get at the leftover bones.
Most amazing of all, said cynologist Buster Speigel, "Even dogs that were cremated tried to re-constitute themselves at the picnic site. One of the re-constituted dogs nearly knocked the lid off his urn before collapsing into a pile of whimpering ashes!"
The experiment was replicated at another pet cemetery, using peanut butter sandwiches and fried chicken, with similar results.