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What Dogs really talk about

by Nick da Costa, an extract . . .

The Dogs were talking. As usual, they were sitting around the base of the old oak tree in the early evening.

There was Whitman, a Springer Spaniel, who – having been named after an American poet – affected an air of quiet superiority and tended to lead the discussion.

Anton, a Beagle, who rather fancied himself as Whitman’s Number Two.

Then came Pippa, an exuberant and irrepressible Boxer bitch; Butch, a down-to-earth Staffordshire Bull Terrier; and Malcolm, a well-bred and quietly-spoken Red Setter.

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What Dogs REALLY Talk About !!!!

Lastly there was Obi, a young Boxer, not long out of his puppy days.

This particular evening, their topic was Evolution.

“So how did we evolve?” asked Pippa, “I mean, there are so many different breeds.”

“It’s widely accepted,” said Whitman, “that all Dogs are descended from Wolves.”

“What are Wolves?” asked Obi.

“Think of them as German Shepherds who’d like to eat you,” said Malcolm.

“No change there then,” said Butch, but quietly, since he always felt just a tiny bit awed in the presence of dogs with names like Whitman and Anton. (‘Butch!’ for heaven’s sake – what were his Owners thinking of?)

“But we don’t all look like Wolves,” said Pippa, “how did that happen?”

“Well,” said Whitman, “in our Great Project to help the Owners, we specialised. Some of us grew large and powerful to tackle Wild Beasts – ”

Pippa and Obi looked round the group proudly.

“ – some of us developed enormous stamina to pursue Foxes and Deer – ”

Anton beat his tail.

“ – some of us developed terrific senses for flushing game birds and retrieving them – ”

Whitman and Malcolm nodded to each other.

“ – and some of us developed mighty chests and locking jaws to hold on in a tight spot and never let go.”

Butch puffed out his chest.

“But whatever our individual differences – our specialisations – deep inside us all, there is still the Inner Wolf – our Common Ancestor,” concluded Whitman.

Pippa threw back her head and howled.

“Thank you, Pippa,” said Whitman.

“There’s a French Poodle, lives down our street,” said Butch. “But I think he lost contact with his Inner Wolf some time ago”

 

You can buy the book HERE in hardback for £6.95 + £1 p & p.

It makes the perfect gift for Dog lovers, but might not be the smartest choice for those weird Owners who prefer cats. To buy the hardback, just click the ‘Buy‘ button and you will be taken to secure payment at Paypal where you can pay using Paypal or any credit or debit card.

The Dogs would, of course, prefer payment in sausages, but currently Paypal has no way of handling this.  Which is very backward of them.  Nevertheless, the Dogs thank you.

Available from http://whatdogstalkabout.com/bookstore.html

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