What’s Going on in Your Dog’s Brain?

Life in the Boomer Lane


Contrary to popular opinion, and with all due respect to Gary Larson (creator of the iconic cartoon, in which whatever we say is heard as blah-blah-blah by our dogs), dogs actually do understand us. According to the August 31 print issue of the Washington Post (Note to Readers: If you don’t know what a print issue newspaper is, don’t worry. Soon, no one else will, either), scientists in Hungary have found that “dogs understand both the meaning of words and the intonation used to speak them.”

This was big news for Life in the Boomer Lane, who always assumed that if she smiled and said in a very excited voice “Do you want to go to go into your doggie carrier and stay there all day with no food or water?!” any of her several dogs through the years would wag his/her tail and spin around in complete ecstasy…

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