A Smart Dog

by Irene Sieders

I sat on the sofa with my mug of coffee and a cigarette and I was petting Jesker at the same time. I asked him if he wanted to go for a walk. He became very excited and started pacing back and forth meaning to hurry me along. I said to him, "You first need to put on your shoes... go ahead and put your shoes on." He sat down and looked at me kind of funny, with his head turned to one side and his ears perked up every time I said the word shoes. He is a smart dog.

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Irene Sieders, whose website is here, is a Dutch woman living in the Netherlands. She's an amateur writer, a housewife, an English literature reader, a daily blogger, and a dog walker.