[lit-ideas] Re: Canine Companions

  • From: "Erin Holder" <erin.holder@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2004 19:57:01 -0400

Of course, I really only skimmed the article, so maybe I missed something
integral to comprehending the uniqueness of that particular dog.

Erin
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Erin Holder" <erin.holder@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, June 10, 2004 7:51 PM
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_.
>
> 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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