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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: 1, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 10, @05:23AM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 10, @05:23AM (#1211428)

    just testing

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  • (Score: 2) by inertnet on Monday January 10, @10:58AM

    by inertnet (4071) Subscriber Badge on Monday January 10, @10:58AM (#1211472)

    Woof

  • (Score: 2) by janrinok on Tuesday January 11, @09:15AM

    by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday January 11, @09:15AM (#1211735) Journal
    Don't be too despondent - some of us got that joke!
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