If you live near my house, you’ve heard the following exchange drifting out the open windows.
And yes, this post reflects actual conversations with my dog.
Honey (downstairs): “Woof.”
Pamela (upstairs): “You don’t say.”
Honey: “Woof. Woof. Woof, woof, woof, woof.”
Pamela: “Really? And then what did you say?”
Honey: “Woof. Woof. Woof.”
Pamela: “She said what?”
Honey: “Woof, woof, woof. Woof!”
Pamela: “Well that’s outrageous. Why don’t you come up here and tell me more?”
I have no idea what Honey thinks of my responses to her barking. I certainly find it amusing to “talk back” to her when she’s barking to tell me she’s lonesome and she wants me to come back downstairs or call her up to my side.
Your Turn: Do you have nonsense conversations with your dog? If so, what does your dog think of it? And how about your neighbors?