Said one Lab owner, "Zach would sound like Peter Brady in the episode where his voice changes."
Another said her dog would sound like "Roger Rabbit, but in a woman's voice."
A couple said their dogs would have a "big, dumb voice," that was something like Eeyore from "Winnie the Pooh" or the "Which way did he go, George?" voice from the old Bugs Bunny cartoons.
So yeah, along with knowing what our dogs would sound like if they were human, we sometimes take it to the next level and speak for the dog.
"Don't try blaming me for that one, buddy. I'm outta here."
"Can I go? Huh? Huh? Can I? Can I? Can I, pleeease?"
"Gee, thanks for the crumb. Sure you could spare it? Might need to reconsider that unconditional clause in our contract."
Wednesday morning, while on our early-morning walk, we came upon a group of deer grazing in a neighbor's front yard. One doe took off running, then looked over its shoulder and realized the others hadn't moved, so it stopped. She looked at them, then at us, and then back at the group.
"Hey! C'mon, guys. Aren't we supposed to run? We're supposed to run, aren't we?" I said, in the best angst-filled doe voice I could manage.
"Really?" Geoff said, "You're doing deer voices now?"
Chewie looked embarrassed.
And Murry said, "Dude."
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