If you haven’t checked out Coffee with a Canine yet you are definitely missing out. Essentially, it’s a blog in which the writer shares interviews with dog bloggers from all over the Internet. Chances are you will find many familiar faces. Last year, Shiva and I were lucky enough to be featured, which is how I originally found the site. I’ve been an addict ever since. It’s a really cool way to discover new blogs and learn more about the people behind the scenes. I think one of my favourite parts is the creativity behind each interview question.
For example, here is one of the questions posed yesterday:
If your dogs could answer only one question in English, what would you ask them?
It immediately got me thinking. I am sure we all wonder what goes on in our dogs’ brains. Often their faces are inscrutable and we are forced to guess at what could be on their minds. Though dogs are excellent communicators, they speak a language completely foreign to the human world. Even the experts disagree on what certain signals may mean. Unless we can one day invent a machine to read their minds, we’ll probably never know for sure how they truly see the world.
I ask Shiva a million different questions every day. Sometimes out loud and sometimes just in my head. “Why are you barking at the wall?” “Why did you eat that pen lid?” “Can’t you tell the cat doesn’t like you?” And, most often, “Are you insane?”
So far, she hasn’t provided much illumination on any of these points. I guess I should stop asking before my neighbours think I’ve lost it. Not that it isn’t too late for that already.
If I could ask Shiva one question, I think it would be…
“How on earth can I make myself the most interesting thing in the whole world? Is there anything I can do that would prevent you from running off to eat dirt in the middle of an agility course? Anything?”
I highly suspect the only response I would receive is the sound of her laughter.
Now it’s your turn. What would you ask?