Peanut’s Snoopy is cute, quirky and highly intelligent. But he’s just a cartoon. Or is he? Much of what he does I’ve seen dogs do. They think about things, they dance, they care, they have opinions, they communicate.
Katya was making unhappy sounds under my bed. She got up, went to the doorway, turned around and looked at me and said my name, or her version which is kind of a rumbly tone in the cadence of my name. Then she signed “Come-Come”.
I asked what she wanted and she repeated “Come-Come”.
I got up and followed her out to the main room where she went over to Hanno, another of the dogs, who was sleeping on a cushion. She pointed at the cushion and then at me and pointed back towards my bedroom. She wanted a cushion to sleep on like Hanno’s.
There weren’t any other cushions so I got my work suit and spread it on the floor. She investigated it and then pointed again at my bedroom. I moved the suit into the bedroom. Katya went in and immediately laid down on it.
The floor was cold, she wanted a pad to sleep on and she wanted it in my room. She knows what will fix the problem of sleeping on the cold floor: a pad. She has an opinion about where her bed should be: in my room. She uses sign language and pointing to make clear what she wants. She knew how to fix the problem and how to communicate quite clearly what she wanted and where to put it.
We have communications.
Outdoors: 50°F/26°F Sunny
Tiny Cottage: 57°F/61°F
Daily Spark: As you may have learned in school, a solid is incompressible and does not flow. A liquid is incompressible and does flow to level. Can you think of a gas that is not compressible but does flow?