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.