Letitia Coyne is alive and well and living in Australia. She writes, paints, draws, sews, plays with old wooden furniture, revives jewellery and sings very loudly. She also feeds animals and adolescents. And sleeps.
Ax, get on your chair – goes to couch and curls up on it. Ax, find your ball – runs outside or to last known place of ball, returns with ball. Ax, get in the car – finds toy, goes to stand beside car door. Ax, get out from under my feet when I’m cooking – goes to sit under table.
Communication with Ruby – Rottweiler.
Ruby, SIT – wags tail, gaping smile, eyes say, “What?” Ruby, COME – runs over, tail wagging, gaping smile, eyes say, “Huh?” Ruby, OUT – wags tail, gaping smile, eyes say, “Huh?” Ruby, GET OUT OF THE WAY! – wags tail, gaping smile, eyes say, “I’m cute.”
She does have two other reactions. Rolls onto her back, tongue lolls, tail wags, paddle feet wave at me. And - wags tail, ears forward, drool falls from lips, eyes say, “FOOD! FOOD? Where’s the FOOD? FOOD!”