Letter: ‘And, when I ask him how vigorously he enjoys playing with me …’

The boy who cried woof

Most Sun readers likely do not know that I own a dog by the name of Smokey.

He is 2 years of age and a mixture of Labrador retriever and Blue Heeler.

Smokey, it just so happens, is fluent in English.

For example, when I ask him how his day has gone, he tells me, “Rough.”

When I ask him to describe the texture of sandpaper, he says it is, “Rough.”

When I take him along on golf outings and ask him where my normally errant drive has landed, he points and says, “Rough.”

And, when I ask him how vigorously he enjoys playing with me out of doors, he says, “Well, Skip, if it is all the same to you, I would prefer to minimize the risk of injury.”

Skip Corsini, San Carlos

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