I tell the story about swearing Pat Sajak to illustrate just how weird my brain can be, and to help show why I might have come across the epiphany that Toby is a lot like Albert Einstein. Originally the idea entered my mind when I looked at Toby's hair, so let's start with that. As you can see from the photo below, Toby's hair and Albert's hair are pretty much identical. Both of them could use a haircut, that's for sure. Toby's hair is soft and fun to pet when it's this long, and I'm sure Albert's probably was, too.
|Albert and Toby|
Toby and Einstein have other peculiar similarities, as well. For one, Einstein is famous for his failed Entwurf Theory, in which he theorized that the equations of motion were supplemented by additional gauge fixing conditions. When Toby gets a piece of his dry dog food stuck in his throat, he often makes a noise that sounds a lot like "entwurf!".
Einstein wrote extensively about wormholes, which, as the aforementioned wikipedia defines, are "a hypothetical topological feature that would fundamentally be a shortcut through spacetime. A wormhole is much like a tunnel with two ends, each in separate points in spacetime." Toby has had worms.
I could go on and on about how my dog is almost exactly like Albert Einstein, but I wouldn't want you and your dog to get jealous, so I will leave it at that. Maybe in the near future I will write about how my other dog, Gromit, was the inspiration for the Ewoks in all those Star Wars movies. Let me know when your dog can handle it.