Posted on January 26, 2012June 15, 2014 by ArleenThings That Can’t Be Explained Thursdays: Pt. 2 Some things just can’t be explained. Like why it is not hilarious to call your dog by his or her name, but it is hilarious to call him or her by the name of his or her breed. “Hello, Rudy.” Not funny. “Hello, dachshund.” Funny.