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posted by janrinok on Monday January 10, @02:32AM   Printer-friendly
from the woof-woof-bark-miaow dept.

Dogs know when you're speaking a different language -- and talking nonsense:

Dogs know when you're speaking a different language -- and talking nonsense. The idea of being able to speak to creatures in their own distinct language was a thrilling prospect. And then there were veterinarians like Dr. James Herriot and his treasury of tales that showed he truly understood the nature of animals.

Now, while working from home and spending more time with our pets, perhaps we've reached a form of understanding that crosses the linguistic barrier.

[...] But even more fascinating is the idea that we're not entirely different -- that we share things in common, some of which used to be considered strictly human qualities. By recognizing our own traits in animals, we can understand them better.

[There is a video embedded in the story. Here is a similar YouTube video I found on the web.--martyb]


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  • (Score: 3, Funny) by Rosco P. Coltrane on Monday January 10, @03:32AM (3 children)

    by Rosco P. Coltrane (4757) on Monday January 10, @03:32AM (#1211397)

    Like when I tell him "Come here! Who's a good boy then!" while shaking a box of dry cat food to try and catch him to go to the vet: he knows exactly what's going on somehow and won't come.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 10, @03:42AM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 10, @03:42AM (#1211400)

    Dog gonnit!!!

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 10, @03:48AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 10, @03:48AM (#1211401)
      (Dog gone it)
  • (Score: 2) by Freeman on Monday January 10, @03:25PM

    by Freeman (732) on Monday January 10, @03:25PM (#1211496) Journal

    Lure him with something he can't resist, like a slice of Turkey.

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