Thanks to my friend Mike Lange for this literary idea.
Do dogs understand the English language, or any language, for that matter? As a famous Far Side cartoon demonstrated, the answer is that dogs are very selective in their understanding of language.
People say “Skipper! Get off the couch or you won’t get your food tonight. Quit chewing on my underwear or I won’t take you for a walk today” What dogs hear: “ blah, blah, blah, blah, food, blah, blah, blah, walk, blah, blah, blah”.
Most dog owners agree with this assessment. My dog Coach is no different, however I recently discovered him at the keyboard of my laptop banging out an email to his brother Chessie (the fancy-ass show dog) asking him how his breeding session was going (Coach used much cruder language, which I will not repeat here). Once I realized that Coach could write I thought, wow, now I have one less task to do each day as the dog can now write my travel blog and all I have to do is spell check, delete the bad words and post it! Let’s see how this goes; remember the following blog is authored by a dog.