The hardest part of having a short-term foster puppy? Learning to understand her unique puppy sounds.
Puppy Honey was pretty quiet. She had two cries:
- I’m hungry. Feed me now.
- I gotta pee. Let me out.
Why was she so silent? Because it’s hard to cry when your mouth is full of sweater, hand, arm, and boob.
Sally’s Song Stylings
Sally isn’t mouthy at all. Which means her voice is free to express herself on a range of topics.
Now we just have to learn the difference between each cry. There’s the:
- I-know-I-just-peed-outside-twice-but-I-gotta-go-again desperate shriek.
- Please-cuddle-me-right-now whimper.
- I’m-lonesome-in-my-exercise-pen-even-though-you’re-right-beside-me bawl.
- Why-won’t-you-play-with-me-Honey wail.
- You’re-making-my-dinner-too-slowly lament.
And of course a few dozen more I haven’t figured out yet.
And by the time I do, Sally will be on her way to her new home.
Maybe I’ll publish a Sally-to-English dictionary for them.
Your Turn: How many cries does your dog have? And how long did it take you to learn them?