Sit, Stay, Heel
I was once told dogs can understand over two dozen words, which got me thinking, what are some of the words that Harry understands? So I’ve put together a list of words Harry seems to recognise…
- Food – He’d personally love it if this was the only word I ever said.
- Mat – The thing I tell him to sit on when he’s bothering me while I’m trying to cook the above word.
- Walkies – Something we (myself and Harry) hardly ever do these day due to the fact he likes to walk me and dislocate my shoulder.
- Outside – The cold world. Outside is somewhere he’d rather not be.
- Couch – The warm world. A place he’d like to never move from.
- Gwammy – My grandmother. The person who brings him yummy treats and me warm hand-knitted scarfs.
- Din-din – That fantastic time of the day when he gets food, streamers fall, balloons appear and the whole world has a parade at this time of day. It’s din-din time.
- Stinky – His nickname.
- Cat – That thing that gets to sleep on couch and seems to be given food 50 times a day. To be avoided at all cost. Has sharp claws that have been known to nearly take out an eye.
- Wheres-ya-ball – Said very quickly to hype him up. A ball hunt begins shortly after this word is said.
- Boozy – His other nickname, normally said whenever he does that “I didn’t do it” face.
- Bath – Something that is hardly ever done, as he is not fond of baths.
I’d like to note that there is no ‘sit, stay, heel’ or any other normal doggy words in there, he understands them alright, he just doesn’t want to do them, especially the ‘heel’ one. When I have a moment of insanity, forget the past shoulder injuries, and we do go on ‘walkies’, he seems to think ‘heel’ means “Yes, go piss on that tree, and that lamppost, and that other tree, and that letter box… Hell, piss on everything if you please.”