Stupid Dog Can’t Spell

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Many moons ago, when I first was married, I got a puppy from the pound.

He was so cute. He was  so easy to train. He was so smart.

We thought it was cute when we taught him to go get his leash. We thought it was funny when he’d go crazy hearing those  words, “go for a walk”. A baby later, & we realized it wasn’t really that funny. It was annoying.

Like I said, this dog, Tyco, was smart.

Besides knowing the phrase “go for a walk”, he actually learned to hear the word “walk” in conversation. Sooo, we started to spell “W A L K” when ever we said the word. Guess what? He learned that too. So it became just “W”. Which (you see where this is going??) he caught on to.

Sheesh dog!!!

Eventually, “W” morphed into “Q”. Tyco did not catch on. Maybe he just got old. But we were safe saying “Q”.

We still use “Q” today, even though Tyco has been dead for 5 years. And even though our current dogs cannot spell. (although I wouldn’t put it past Twisty….but she’s such a follower, if BamBam doesn’t do something, she doesn’t either.)

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Do dogs need psuedonyms?

I really want to introduce my doggies, since you’ll probably be hearing about them quite a bit! I’m thinking (correct me if I’m wrong) that it is Okay to share their actual names. (hmm, now that I’m thinking of it, their alternative names that we -affectionately-call them at home sometimes, maybe offensive to some less familiar with 4 letter words) BamBam is on the left, Twisty is the black dog. Geesh, I actually had to edit this to add their names!