Our Standard Poodle is now seven years old and she is fit and healthy. Indeed she still runs and plays as if she is three or four. We try our best to keep her healthy with good food, plenty of walks and exercise for her brain – dog games.
Since we gave up our full-time corporate lives to run our various micro-business – including Dog Remote Control and iFootpath, we have been able to spend more time with her. It was indeed a major reason for us to change our lifestyle. Have a dog can teach you many things including ‘enjoying the moment’ Bobbie never misses a chance to explore, play and give affection.
It would be great to hear what your dog has taught you about living a healthy and rewarding life.
To answer the question, one needs first to look at what exactly is meant in this context by the verb ‘talk’. And when seeking to define a word, the obvious place to start is naturally a dictionary, and here is what the Collins English
Dictionary has to say about it:
Talk: to express one’s thoughts, feelings, or desires by means of words
(to); speak (to)
However, more relevant to us at this moment, is the second definition that Collins also provides:
Talk: to communicate or exchange thoughts by other means, and then cites as an example of this usage the phrase lovers talk with their eyes.
Obviously, there is no doubt that dogs do talk – and most clearly as well — according to the second definition. Just the same, that still leaves less than fully answered the directly-related question as to whether dogs can express themselves through the use of words.
In many ways, the jury is still out on that question. Until not so long ago, the generally held view was that dogs could not talk in the sense that they used words to convey meanings, but recent scientific studies have caused the experts to think again.