Thursday, June 10, 2004

Jones Speaks Only Esperanto

This article says that German researchers have found a border collie named Rico who understands more than 200 words and can learn new ones as quickly as many children.

The point of the article is that dogs understand our language a lot better than we give them credit for. Well, duh.

I’ve been continually amazed at what Jones understands. Frequently, he figures out what I’m asking of him when I used complex sentences. My vet reports that after a couple of days, they would tell Jones “It’s time for your ultrasound,” and he would get up, walk to the room with the ultrasound machine, and sit next to the table.

Now, if I could just teach him to mow the yard.

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