A conversation with my dog, Esther.

Esther and I have the most intelligent conversations.  Granted, typically our dialogue is one-sided.  But every now and then she’ll bay or moan or get all crazy and wild-eyed.

It has come to my realization, however, that I don’t hear myself when Esther and I talk.  If I did hear myself, I’d probably tone it down a notch, I’d probably not repeat the same line over and over and over and over…

But I can’t help it.  She’s so daggone wiggly and cute.

In the quiet of the morning, this is a typical conversation with Esther (I paid attention this morning to be sure to get it right):

*High pitched squeal* OOOOOOooOOoOoOOOOoooooh!  

Esther!  EstherEstherEsther!  Hi, cutie pie!  Hi, cutie pie!  Hi, cutie-pa-tootie pie!  Tootie toot toot.  Tootie Toot Toot!  

What are you doing?  What are you DOOOOING?  (“Doing” gets kinda squeaky.) 

*singing* Esther in the mooooorning!  Esther in the mooooooorrrrnning!  (It’s our song)

Your belly?  You’re gonna show me your belly?  (*Another squeal.*)  OOOOOOooOOoOoOOOOoooooh!  Esther’s belly!  Esther’s bellllly!  I’ll give you a belly rub.  Yes, I’ll give you a belly rub!  Yes, rub your belly.  Whatcha doin’?  Ooooh, kick kick kick.  Kick kick kick.  Is she shiverin’?  You shiverin’, my love?  Whatcha doin’?  What are you doooooing?

I love you.  ILoveYouILoveYouILoveYouuuuuuu.  Yes, I do. YesIDoYesIDoYesIDO!

Outside?  Well sure.  Back inside?  Well sure.

Couch!  C’mon.  Couch!  There she is.  There’s my little bean.  My little bean.  My little Esther bean.  I’ll kiss your face.  Yes, ma’am, I’ll kiss your face.  OooOooOoooOOh, she’s so soft!  She’s so soft!  So soft behind the ears.  So soft behind the ears!  My little girl.  Myyyyyyy little girl.  Hi, my little pony.  She’s a pony.  Yeah, she’s a pony.


No, I don’t have any excuses.  It all happens so fast.

What do you say to your pets?

(That’s Esther getting a typical ear massage. —->)


  1. January 19, 2012

    LOL, oh the conversations I have had with Jangle, Charity, Periwinkle and Delilah … sometimes I have no clue what I’m saying, sounds almost Hispanic? but I can’t be sure … I guess I speak in “tongues” to them … pets are so much fun. 🙂

  2. January 19, 2012

    LOL. I can totally hear all this. 🙂 Abbey is always there at the door to greet me every time that I come home after being at work all evening. She hears me coming, sits by the door and waits for me to finish unlocking it. Upon entering it goes something like….. Hey SMUUUGGGGGLES! Oh hey there princess. I looove you, how was your day?(then I pick her up). Did you sleep all day Hooka? Did you miss us? (Then I get all sing songy)I want to be a princess….. be the princess smuggler….. Hey there pretty princess…. Yeah, something of that nature. LOL. SHe loves it when I sing to her and be-bop around the house as I unload my things. She is always holding on to me tight over my left shoulder. She makes me smile. 🙂

  3. January 20, 2012

    It must be a family traight…Uncle Van and I do the same thing:) Just shows our capacity to LOOOOVVVEEEE!!!

  4. January 21, 2012

    I read this to Ethan and he giggled so hard that tears came out of his eyes! 🙂

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