Sunday Confessionals: 24th July

Oloriel is our host and this week the theme is answers.

I wrote this over 7 years ago and it’s answers rather than questions, so maybe back to front for the theme today. I’ve already reblogged it so have to copy and paste.
It was a fun write though, and just goes to show that no matter how well we think we know our dogs, sometimes things get lost in translation.

Dog communication to a dumb human:

thanks dog
We’ve been back from our walk
For a while now.
Thank you for taking me.

dog biscuit
Yes, that was very nice.
Thank you.
I enjoyed the biscuit.

tummy rub
That tummy rub got rid of my indigestion,
Thank you again.
Sorry I belched in your face.
Stroking my head is relaxing.
I didn’t have a headache, but
Thank you for doing that.

The water was lovely and cool.
Just how I like it.
Thanks for refilling the bowl.

dog food
The contents of the other bowl look tempting.
It’s too hot to eat at the moment,
But thank you for my dinner.

maggie and cushion
No, I don’t want to lie down.
But I know you plumped up the cushion especially,
I appreciate it.

maggie on foot
I think I’ll just sit here
And look at you.

Maybe then you’ll see
And finally understand:

barking dog


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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8 Responses to Sunday Confessionals: 24th July

  1. Nope, Not Pam says:

    Wonderful, dogs are such great communicators 😊

  2. murisopsis says:

    I swear they have telepathic abilities – we are just too thick skulled to understand!! Mochi was staring laser eyes at me and I just know she wanted to tell me something….

    • Maya is very persistent if she wants something or for you to do something. The first room she went in was the kitchen and she knew straight away which cupboard is ‘hers’!

  3. Oloriel says:

    Animals really are something special; I love the way in which you transcribed their language in these snippets corresponding to various times of a day.

    • Thanks. Maggie was pretty good, but Maya’s tells are definite, so if you take no notice, she grabs your arm and pulls you where she wants you to be!

  4. Carol anne says:

    Lol. This was cute Di! ❤

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