Tuesday, March 25, 2008

A Dane Is Listening

Savage never stops surprising me. Today I realized that he recognizes just about every word or phrase his humans use when referring to food. First it was "are you hungry?", which was a given since I used those words every time I fed him. Then I taught him "food" almost as a command because it helped so much when I was attempting to teach him recall. Now it's gotten to the point where Randy and I can't even use the word "hungry" or "food" in our home without causing Savvy to stare and drool. A few months ago we realized that he knows the word "chicken" (which makes up the main part of his diet). Today I found out that he knows the word "eat" and the phrase "something to eat" when I told him I was going to make his dinner later. My boy is a genius! Now I just have to remember to watch what I say.


  1. Abbey said...
    'Did you say chicken!'... I love his expression

    good post you gave me a grin...x
    Our Girl Blue said...
    He's such a handsome boy...and it looks like he knows it!
    holly said...
    Savvy, you have the cutest face! Looks like you are thinking to yourself, "Of COURSE I know what you are saying, mom! I've memorized every possible word that could have to do with food!" I love it.

    Hey, I left you a little surprise on my blog. :)

    Behr Behr :)

    (little black female dane who secretly admires you and your blog)
    Duane said...
    A number of years ago, I had a black male dane, Raven, who loved to ride on our pontoon boat at our cottage. He would get excited when we would ask if he wanted to go for a boat ride. It was at home in the middle of winter when Raven was "sleeping" on the living room floor and I made some comment to my wife that had the word boat in it and Raven's head came up and instantly became excited. Not only do they understand more than we think, they are listening all the time.
    Cubby said...
    My lab sister, Dakota knows all the food words, too, including breakfast, lunch, dinner, supper, and midnight snack. She's a food freak!

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