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Who’s A Good Dog?

We’ve all wondered about the philosophical merits of the question “Who’s a good dog?” And in order to help make sure dogs know, I tend to greet them with “Hello, Good Dog!” Most dogs, happy to be addressed, will make a happy face and their owner will laugh.

Last week, one of my neighbors (who normally grins and agrees with me when I greet him and his dog that way) replied, “Oh no, not today. Someone decided it would be fun to eat a shoe and poop all over the living room.”

And his dog looked down, embarrassed.