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Dog Definitions According to Anna

07 October 2014

by Valerie Merrifield, community outreach manager

Anna, my blind senior pup, was adopted from the Kentucky Humane Society a number of years ago. Anna has her own definition of certain words. I am certain many of you have pets with similar definitions.

Leash: A strap which attaches to your necklace, enabling you to lead your person where you want him/her to go. This is very important as my human gets distracted by all sorts of things and I would be sure to lose her. If your human does not understand where you would like to walk, just dig your paws in the ground and pull them in the right direction…they will eventually get it.

Thunder: This is a signal that the world is coming to an end. Humans do not seem to understand this signal so you may want to warn them of the danger by trembling uncontrollably, panting in their face, pacing, and following at their heels. Unfortunately, my sister dog does not help me with these warnings. I don't think she knows what thunder means either.

Dog Bed: Any soft surface such a pile of clean clothes, a pile of dirty clothes, the washcloth that fell on the bathroom floor, or my person's coat that she threw on the floor after a busy day at work. Of course, the ultimate dog bed is the sofa. I’m nice enough to share this special bed with my human.

Treat: Any food that accessible. For the best possibility of treats, please keep a lookout for the following sources: big people eating at a table, tiny people eating in very tall chairs, people eating on the sofa and cookouts/ picnics offer all sorts of opportunities. My personal favorite is standing right beneath my human as she prepares a meal. When I do this, she often stumbles which causes more treats to fall to the ground. Win!

Love: a feeling of intense affection given freely to your person/s. The best way you can show your love is to wag your tail or wipe your dirty face on your person's clothes. I also like to weave in and out of my person's feet, making her trip. This makes her face more accessible for kisses.

Home: My favorite word! It took me over a decade to get to my forever home. How do you know that you are home? There are lots of food and treats, soft places to rest, quiet walks, cuddles and attention. You might have accidents or tear up something important and your people still love you. I know I have my home because my person said she will love me forever!

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