[lit-ideas] Re: Canine Companions

  • From: Andy Amago <aamago@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2004 20:39:18 -0400 (GMT-04:00)

I'm glad it's been a pleasure for you.  I can't say as much. 


Andy  




-----Original Message-----
From: Erin Holder <erin.holder@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Jun 10, 2004 8:31 PM
To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [lit-ideas] Re: Canine Companions

And I didn't say anything about signing up yesterday either.  Perhaps if you
didn't make sweeping grand assumptions in your reading of my "Dear Diary"
entry, particularly in regards to the level of "hostility", as you put it,
that I hold towards my animal, you wouldn't make suggestions for which,
incidentally, I won't thank you.  Been a pleasure, Andy, really.  From the
bottom of my hostile heart.


Erin


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Andy Amago" <aamago@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>; <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, June 10, 2004 8:19 PM
Subject: [lit-ideas] Re: Canine Companions


> You said something about knowing that when you signed up for [having a
dog].  You didn't say you signed up ten years ago.  In any event, if you're
going to bristle like that to suggestions, you might want to consider
keeping your Dear Diary entries private.  Then you won't get any suggestions
for which you have to thank anyone.
>
>
> Andy
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Erin Holder <erin.holder@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Jun 10, 2004 8:09 PM
> To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [lit-ideas] Re: Canine Companions
>
> New to my home?  I've had him for ten years.  He's used to my hostility,
> thank you very much.
>
> Erin
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Andy Amago" <aamago@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>; <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Thursday, June 10, 2004 8:03 PM
> Subject: [lit-ideas] Re: Canine Companions
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Erin Holder <erin.holder@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Sent: Jun 10, 2004 7:51 PM
> > To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [lit-ideas] Re: Canine Companions
> >
> > Actually I did read that article, I just didn't have anything to say
about
> > it, because I don't really see the special difference between the dog in
> the
> > article and every other dog that knows how to fetch.  So the dog
> understands
> > German words and can recognize objects by name.  So what?  My dog
> > understands English words and can recognize objects by name.  He knows
> what
> > a treat is, he knows what a mat is, he knows what a walk is etc.  He
> perhaps
> > does not recognize 200+ words, but I frankly didn't spend that much time
> > "training" him, at least not to fetch a zillion kabillion different
> things.
> > The dog in the article was very well trained.  Big deal.  My dog, on the
> > other hand, can vomit several times in a row.  Someone should write an
> > article about _that_.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > A.A.  Dogs actually have a sixth sense, a sort of ESP.  Cats don't have
it
> I believe.  In the absence of an infective organism or something organic,
I
> wouldn't be surprised if the dog simply has a case of "nerves" where he
was
> picking up your hostility, not understanding it, and reacting to it in his
> own way.  Especially if he's new to your home, he might be scared.  Try a
> little tenderness and see what happens.
> >
> > Who was it who said, dolphins have been taught to understand English,
but
> no human has ever understood dolphin.
> >
> >
> > Andy Amago
> >
> >
> >
> > Erin
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: "David Ritchie" <ritchierd@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > To: <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Sent: Thursday, June 10, 2004 7:33 PM
> > Subject: [lit-ideas] Re: Canine Companions
> >
> >
> > > on 6/10/04 3:51 PM, Erin Holder at erin.holder@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> > >
> > >  my little
> > > > Sheltie.
> > >
> > > Had you, in your hectic day, had time to read the piece at the web
link
> > > Andreas posted, you would know that your Sheltie's cousin--and
possibly
> > > therefore your Sheltie itself--speaks German. My advice is to try
> "Beejay,
> > > oder Herr Ausstossen, wo ist die Banane?... Die schokolade?"  If he
> comes
> > > back with, "Ich bin ein Berliner," you know he ate the jelly doughnut.
> > >
> > > David Ritchie
> > > Owner of a Border Collie who responds to "sit," "come" and "bog off"
in
> > > Portland, Oregon
> > >
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