By Chad Love
It's been said, many times, that owning a gundog is the kind of year-round lifestyle commitment that, let's face it, not too many people are willing to make. As it's often said, you just can't throw a dog in the closet when you're finished with it. Or can you?
Is the day coming when you can indeed just throw your gundog in the closet or park it in the garage after the season's over? Is the age of the robotic canine companion nigh? Will we finally be able to have a dog that will loyally hunt for us, carry things for us and provide us companionship, all without having to deal with chewed-up shoes, holes in the flowerbeds, poop-scooping, vet and dog-food bills and drifts of fur on the couch? Yes, yes, yes, yes, and yes. In spite of all that, however, scientists still can't figure out a way to keep the dogs of the future from farting.