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Alrischa's Avatar Jump to comment 27 by Alrischa

This is exactly what I thought about this article: Wow. It's wonderful, really, to have interspecies appreciation and communication.

I guess I shouldn't be surprised. I have a cocker spaniel who is something like a big baby with a distinct personality from rest of the dogs. And dogs aren't even one of the most intelligent animals. My dog isn't allowed upstairs; there was no tangible barrier, but he seemed to have understood when we told him. One night, my family and I were watching movie in the AV room when we heard frantic footsteps on the stairs; the noise of the impact clearly created by claws instead of feet. We opened the door, looked downstairs and saw him looking guiltily at us and rolled on his back. We deduced that he snuck upstairs, but chickened out. He certainly isn't good at being subtle.

Sun, 25 May 2008 01:23:00 UTC | #175034