Complete Sentences

January 1, 2010 at 6:14 am 7 comments

Thinking I’d cure another bout of insomnia with a dose of late-night television I headed for the couch.  As I settled in, Audie (who has decided his career path is constant companion) let me know that he had something important to say.

Audie sat and stared intently at me.  Then he stared pointedly at the beanbag chair across the room.  Then at the floor next to the couch.  And he repeated the entire process again.  In exactly the same order.

“Mom.  The beanbag I like to lay on.  It needs to be here, right next to you.”

My dog speaks more clearly to me than most people do.  And a lot of the conversations he and I have are like that.  Quiet, calm and to the point – but not all of them.  When the mood strikes the boy can be quite loquacious…

Loyal, polite and articulate – he’s my kind of guy.

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  • 1. H. Houlahan  |  January 1, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    Don’t be ridiculous. Audie is capable of saying no such thing.

    Who ever heard of an English shepherd who doesn’t know the correct usage of “lie / lay?”

    His Momma raised him better than that!

  • 2. SmartDogs  |  January 1, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    Is that why they’re called English shepherds?

  • 3. LabRat  |  January 1, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    Kang and Kodos sound much like that, though with a lot more bearish “ARRRRH!” thrown in.

    Kang and I can get quite frustrated with each other when she’s moaning and arr-ing at me and I can’t for the life of me figure out what she wants.

  • 4. Pooch Professor  |  January 2, 2010 at 12:54 am

    Paco the Chihuahua says, very plainly, “I love you” and “I want my Mama.”

    Or, it could be, to an “Arrested Development” fan’s highly trained ear, “Bob Loblaw.”

    But I think it’s the former.

  • 5. Viatecio  |  January 2, 2010 at 1:51 am

    The only thing Mal does is moan in different ways. She has a happy moan, a depressed moan, an “OMG-get-me-away-from-that-scary-thing-NOW” moan…other than that, she doesn’t really hold conversations quite like Audie. He’d just get bored with her if that’s the only way they communicated!

  • 6. Kari  |  January 3, 2010 at 2:34 am

    Dogs speak with their bodies a lot better than most people do with their mouths

  • 7. Pai  |  January 6, 2010 at 7:25 am

    My dog does the same thing… she will look at what she wants, then look at us, and repeat until she gets what she wants (or we put the food/item she wants away). She will also stand up and walk around the table on her hind legs, staring at the item the entire time, then sit down and stare at us, as if to say ‘Was that obvious enough for you? I want THAT!’

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