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They're Talking. Are We Really Listening?

They're Talking. Are We Really Listening?

The night after I interviewed Tufts Animal Behavior Clinic Head Stephanie Borns-Weil, DVM, about the different things our dogs are saying to us when they bark (see the story starting on page 1), I dreamt that Franklin, Rosie, and I got caught in the rain — on the street where I grew up some 50 years ago. The two of them told me with their eyes that they didn’t want to get wet, so I took them to stand under a little awning at the front door of one of the row houses leading to my apartment building.

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