You can check out Rachel’s challenge here:
I know you can hear me, and I know you understand.
You’ve proved you’re smart, so why don’t you speak?
I’ve heard your voice, you’ve raised it often enough in warning.
You show me what you want, or where you want to go.
Is it too much to ask for you to speak?
I can give you so many wonderful things.
Steak, ice cream, even certain chocolate if you’d like.
But I’d love for you to speak when asked.
Is it so hard? Could you at least try?
Two sad brown eyes looked up from the bed.
The smell of roast chicken was tantalising his nostrils.
So, she wanted him to speak did she.
Speak to get a reward.
Such a little thing really.
He looked her straight in the eye and said:
‘I’m a dog for chrissake. I’ll bark, I’ll woof, I’ll even howl if you want, but speak as in conversation? Fat chance. Now feed me!’