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Old 11-25-2012, 12:47 PM
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I've been suspicious for a while that Elsie listens when I'm on the phone with people, but now I'm pretty sure it's true.

My mom and I talked a little this morning, and Elsie didn't get up off the sofa.

Then my dad called. When he started talking, she perked up. Then he said, "Okay, I'll be right over,"* and she's been running around the house whining ever since--pawing at the front door, barking at the window; that sort of thing.

Do your dogs listen to phone calls?



*He called, we said hi, he said,
"You ready for me?"
I said, "Yeah."
He said, "Okay, I'll be right over," and hung up.
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Old 11-25-2012, 12:51 PM
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LOL No idea... my dogs used to know the "Good bye" sound on AOL, they knew I was getting offline and ready to go outside.
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Old 11-25-2012, 01:33 PM
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LOL No idea... my dogs used to know the "Good bye" sound on AOL, they knew I was getting offline and ready to go outside.
Caleb, too. Not AOL, but the computer powering down. Can't fool him by turning the speakers off, either- he now reacts to the sound of the keyboard sliding in. As for the phone- he just listens for his name or important words like "cookie", "walk", "dinner", etc. He doesn't pay any attention to the voice on the other end.
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Old 11-25-2012, 02:36 PM
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They can totally tell who I'm talking to on the phone. Lily especially listens in. Nosy wench, LOL.
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:21 PM
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Milo definitely does, but he will also "talk' to me or my mom on the phone if we're away.
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:38 PM
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Kharma talks to Buckshot.

She's been known to call him on her own, lol.
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:38 PM
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I'm glad Elsie's not the only one!

That's too funny about Kharma--she sounds like a really fun dog to live with.
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:44 PM
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I'm pretty sure Zander listens in. When Jin calls me to pick him up after tours or something, he just goes straight to bed, like he knows what's up.

But if DH calls me at night just to talk....no reaction from the Zaner-Waner. If anything, he starts screaming for attention.
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:56 PM
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I'm glad Elsie's not the only one!

That's too funny about Kharma--she sounds like a really fun dog to live with.
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:10 AM
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Smart dog! Be careful not to say anything against Elsie while she is listening. You may not be pleased with what the dog will do.
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