Anyhoo, I have a really exciting announcement to make.
I, Pippa of Pippa Sheltie, am literate of the English language! (only able to read though)
You must be thinking "how can this even be?", but I mean it!
I mean, I can blog in Cat and Dog, but obviously English can be a bit tricky.
Not that long ago, we watched a programme on the BBC called The Wonder Of Dogs, and there was a part with three dogs that they'd tried to teach to read. One was a sheltie, and it was the only one out of the two who could do it right!
So, I thought okay, maybe I can do this.
Today, Eve set about teaching me to read.
Woof, so we used the words SIT and DOWN.
At first, we took baby steps. Eve read the words to me and I did what she told me.
But soon, I was able to recognise what the word meant, so she didn't need to read them to me.
Here are videos of me doing SIT and DOWN. Down is a little bit more difficult, but you'll see...
Oh goodness, I'm sorry about that little bit at the end!
I can assure you that in those videos, Eve did NOT read the word to me at all. The speaking in the background was the rugby on the telly, in which Scotland won against Japan. (Hip hip hoorah!)
I was finding this brilliantly fun.
|We took a wee break, because it was hard work,|
and I had a romp around in the leaves.
I was pretty nervous, because say I'd forgotten what to do already? We'd been doing SIT for a wee bit longer, what if I couldn't remember what DOWN was?
Eve was so proud that I hadn't forgotten what to do. I got a heap of tummy tickles and everything!
Learning to read was brilliant, so we're going to carry on trying. I'd like to try and do it quicker now.
So, this week I have a challenge for everydoggy or catty in Blogville.
I'd like YOU to get your people to teach you to read like we did, and let me know how you get on!
Pippa :) wuf wuf