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Ginger is our advice columnist on all things dog. Need perspective? Give her a bark at AskGinger@small-poodle-at-large.com.  Photo by Naomi Torres
Ginger is our advice columnist on all things dog. Need perspective? Give her a bark at AskGinger@small-poodle-at-large.com.
Photo by Naomi Torres

Dear Ginger:  I’m having trouble communicating with my human. As you know, one way we dogs communicate is by mentally sending thoughts, images, and feelings. But when I do this, it’s like no one is picking up the phone on the other end. All of my thoughts are just floating around in the air above my dog bed, unreceived. ~ Frustrated and exhausted

Dear Frustrated:  Unfortunately, not all humans have our natural ability for mind-to-mind communication. You may send a thought clear as day, only to have it be completely missed. Perhaps try a soft bark to get your human’s attention, then stare meaningfully into her eyes (like you do when you need to go do your business). Hopefully this will get her attention and focus long enough for your message to be received. Good luck!  ~Ginger