‘Strictly speaking, all apparently analogue forms are smoothed accumulations of digital, that is, discontinuous forms, like the illusion of movement formed from the multiple images on the filmstrip.’
'The Dust That Measures All Our Time', Steven Connor
…suggests that something is not in isolation but with something else, or more precisely, through something else. Maybe also amongst. In any case, it simply cannot be or be done on its own.
is a sibling, a kin, a something that tracks the other, closely, very closely, continuously. Analogue dogs.
Your mention of dog makes me also think of shadow.
What is analogue about the medium often called "analogue film"? The idea that "analogue" designates continuousness, opposed to the discreteness of the digital, only works if one considers the single frame, the lone photogram. The moment one moves to a consideration of filmstrip itself, to the relationship between frames, continuousness becomes but an illusion created by the machine. If the digital is understood as a logic rather than as a particular technology, perhaps "analogue" film was already digital in its sampling of reality at 24 frames per second. Speaking of "photochemical film" instead would be more precise.
What is interesting is that there has been a premise that the 'real' analogue world can be represented by a digital code. So the 'real' analogue sound wave is merely replicated with a discrete digital signal. What happens then, when nothing is represented, when the interpretation of the 'real' is no longer viable on the above terms?