Tuesday, September 13, 1977

We have a talking dog. Our dog is a Sheltie, or Shetland Sheepdog, and she is about six years old. She doesn't usually talk or carry on a conversation, but she says a word or two once in awhile. I only heard her talk once, although my mother told me she talked long ago, but I never really believed her. Then one night I came home and the dog was looking out the screen window and was excited as usual. To my amazement, she let out a yawning sound that was clearly defined as the word “hello.” I was shocked but then I realized she must try to imitate our word for greeting with her primitive vocal structure, and did a good job.