For the next few days, I am re-blogging some posts in tribute to our Rover.
In earlier posts, I described how we came to be adopted by Rover. Well, it has been working out well. Today, Miss Sugar said to me, “Rover is very smart. I think he is the smartest dog I have ever had.” She has, by the way, owned many dogs. Many smart dogs.
Why does Sugar think Rover is so smart? By the way, I agree. She said it because he learns quickly and is eager to please, of course, and responds to commands like “Come,” “Sit,” and “Fetch.” That is good, but not unusual. What is unusual, is his vocabulary.
I know it is unrealistic to attribute human characteristics to animals. There is a name for it. I think it is called anthropomorphism. However, I can’t explain this. A few days ago, I called Rover and he came. Then I said, “Why don’t you go for a swim? It is…
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