Do your pets try to talk to you?

A Dog Named Leaf

A Dog Named Leaf

DOG TALK

For many years, our cocker spaniel Leaf has vocalized to Linda in an attempt to talk to her every night before we all go to sleep. He jumps up on the bed, rolls over for a belly rub, and then begins with a series of moans and groans that are his version of words and sentences.

Depending on how tough or interesting a day he’s had, he talks a lot or a little; in calm or excited tones. Linda asks him a question such as, “How was your day?” Leaf answers with emotional responses.

Allen is also on the bed, watching the scene unfold. But Leaf doesn’t confide in him. He only shares his heart with his “mommy”. Allen’s role is to play with Leaf, so Linda calls him “Leaf’s favorite toy.” The dog is more than happy to have Allen scratching his ears during the debriefing session on bed at night.

One night, Linda was amused to hear Leaf talking to her in his usual manner. Except for one thing: Leaf was having the conversation in a dream. From his dog bed next to ours, Leaf babbled on with the same kinds of moans and snorts he uses while awake.

Nice to know that even in his dreams, Leaf continues to communicate in his unique ways.

A Dog Named Leaf

A Dog Named Leaf

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One thought on “Do your pets try to talk to you?

  1. Leaf is SOOOOOOO DANG CUTE!! My Kitty Sunshine talks her little heart out to me all day. Especially, if I’ve been gone for awhile. As she does all sorts of her cute little Meows, I’ll say, “Really?! Tell Mommy all about it!” When my beautiful Macy was with me, she did a lot like Lead does with you. She would moan and do this cute little playful growl. I miss that and her SOOOO much!! I hope everyone and their precious animals families had a wonderful Christmas. Have a very happy and blessed 2016!!

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