So I’m working in the evening and I hear Katya say something out in the main room. I didn’t quite catch it so I call out “Katya, come to me.” She pokes her head in under the curtain to my office and gives me a look. I ask, “What do you want?” She signs “Come-Come” to me.
I followed her and found that all the dogs are gathered in the kitchen. They give me looks but none of them said what’s up. Katya went to the water dish, points at it and signed “Water”. Ah-ha. This is what the fuss is all about – the water dish is empty.
I filled the dish and another with water. There is great rejoicing and wagging of tails. Several of the dogs sign “Yes!” The thumbkin, that’s me, had understood and done his job. Katya signs “Thank you” and I returned to my office. The problem with teaching dogs to talk is that they will. Very handy.
While all of them are receptive and all sign back to one degree or another, some even using spoken English words, it is Katya who is most likely to broach a subject. Katya is Speaker for the Dogs.
Makes Me Want to Gag
Katya the Creative Curser
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Speaker for the Dogs
Outdoors: 60°F/43°F Sunny
Tiny Cottage: 65°F/58°F
Daily Spark: When he was young our son once asked my wife when she was being long winded if she was ever going to have a period. She cracked up laughing.