March 1, 2017

Trained by my dog Sammy

Posted in Uncategorized at 10:02 am by aleksan

Sergeant Major Sam regulates my day,alerting me to visitors, herding me to get his tea, and demanding walks and trips out. Sometimes he will even come and find me by the computer to announce the name of a person downstairs in the kitchen in his gruff voice “Sairr Rahhhh, Sairr Rahhh” – and then ushers me down. With most people visiting however it is a particular sort of bark. He uses his mesmerising eyes to full advantage – every morning after his ablutions he comes and sits by my bed, alert, to attention, and his eyes fixed on me. It is his wish and command that I make the bed, and before I have finished he jumps up, curls into a ball and goes to sleep. He will regularly remind me of meal times, mine as well as his, and is generally precise in his routine. I am not so regular and this can frustrate him, and he gives out little growls to remind me – and when it is time for a bit of fun an d play too! It’s true that dogs have been training us monkeys with shoes for thousands of years, and they are still doing it….

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