I read with considerable interest the other day that the Japanese have released a Dog Translator, which allows you to find out what your dog is telling you when they do all that barking.
At first it reminded me of that Simpson’s episode where Homer’s brother develops the Baby Translator and climbs his way back to richness again. Then I thought about a Far Side cartoon that I read where a scientist switches on his Dog Translator to find out that dogs are saying “Hey! Hey! Hey hey hey! Hey!”.
Do German Shepherds talk about strong work ethics and lazy, arrogant French Poodles?
Do English Foxhounds talk about Australian Cattle Dogs being dirty, uncultured barbarians?
Would an Irish Setter find a Welsh Terrier’s accent too thick to understand?
Will Dr Harry now be out of a job?
Will Inspector Rex be an even more valuable member of the police force?
Can we now live in hope that Eddie Murphy won’t be doing any more Dr Doolittle movies?
In the immortal words of Lassie… “My pads are killing me!”