Our grand-dog gets lots of attention. It struck me that we all have different ways of speaking to her. See if you can guess whether it is I greeting her or John, John $pencer, or David.
In a normal voice, “Whompers!”
Whispering, “Lady Sadie Sunshine. She was such a good dog, she was. Sadie-kins. What a sweet girl you are!”
In a low, conversational tone, “You’re on the bed again, dog.”
In a high-pitched, teasing manner, “Where’s my baby girl? Bug. Bug. Whompertown! You’re gonna get got!”
This is Sadie’s silent communication.
If you feel compelled to talk to Sadie, I’ll pass your message along.