Thursday, July 30, 2009

Reading (Guest Blog)

Greetings Gentlepups!

Some suns ago, Fox-Cat inquired about my Reading. I had yet to complete my Book so did not wish to Bark about it. Now, after much diligent Couch Sitting, I am prepared.


My book is On talking terms with dogs: Calming Signals by Turid Rugaas. The Author is from Across the Water, so her words are slightly different. I enjoy her vocabulary. She names a group of dogs a Flock. That is more refined than a Pack.

The Author is Wise, and knows much of Dog language. To tell of this language is very kind, as we may then all Understand each other better. She speaks most of how we dogs communicate to try to avoid Conflict and create a Calm World. She is quite Correct.

Our Flock Scribes had been curious how much Dog I know, as I was Alone in my Early Years. Goodness, of course I know Dog! A wonderful example is "splitting": Miss Pippin was Frolicking with a toy and tossed it. Young Master Hamish leapt upon it with Glee. Miss Pippin was displeased and prepared to scold young Hamish. I trotted over to them and walked between them. This "splitting" calmed them down. We were all Pleased.

I am next reading Barking: the sound of a language by the same Author. I believe everydog and their Scribes would enjoy these books by Turid Rugaas.

Barks,
Tansy

2 comments:

Turbo the Sibe said...

I know of that Calming Signals book. I think it's the one that Dave of the Army of Four turned into the Digested form!

The Army of Four said...

Woo, Miss Tansy! Tubey's right! I'm quite familiar with that book: http://armyoffourdigest.blogspot.com/2006/12/woo-its-me-dave-before-i-get-down-to.html
My sister Ammy displays a lot of the behaviors/postures mentioned in the book; Mom said that book really helped her understand a lot of what Ammy does! She has a deeper appreciation for all Am does for our "flock" after reading it!
Luv,
Dave