A Dog’s Dictionary
I am pretty sure that dogs have convened and agreed to create their own dictionary. Orson’s dictionary would probably look something like this.
All gone – this is a trick, there is always more food, never ever stop begging.
Come – determine if there are any treats offered before deciding whether you should move.
Drop – swallow very quickly. The louder her voice, the faster you need to swallow.
Fetch – trot over to the ball, look at it, smell it, and then walk away.
Go on your bed – lay down on your bed, it is comfortable and always a good time for a nap.
Good dog – duh!
Heal – dash from one smell to the next smell, stop suddenly when spotting another dog, lunge after squirrels and cats.
I love you – I love you.
Leave it – grab it and run. Whenever possible hide until you have the opportunity to fully examine the object.
Move – walk in circles in the same place.
Off – stay put like you are anchored to the core of the earth.
Quiet – whine loudly, do your best to hit the high notes when you whine.
Sit – this is uncomfortable, so only do it when a treat is offered.
Speak – tilt your head and look questioningly at your person.
Stay – stay in one place as long as a treat is offered, otherwise, do whatever you want to do.
Stop – look at your human until she has stopped paying attention to you then resume your activity.
What is in your dog’s dictionary?