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Thursday, January 31, 2008

The Story of Barbara Walters

Ha roo, pups! It's me - Stormy! Remember a couple of Sundays ago when I mentioned that I can say "Barbara Walters" in Human English? I meant to get back to you about that earlier ... but you know how that goes. Anyroo... kick back and get comfy ... it's story time!

This happened years ago - before Ammy and the boys joined the family. It was just great-brother Booter, Mom, Dad and me. Booter was really great at alerting us of intruders or other important stuff outside by barking - he was a Black Lab/Australian Shepherd mix and was a great protector! (We alert the bipeds to things, too, but do it by silently staring.) Booter was great at getting their attention! Here he is -- handsome, don't you think?

Great brother Booter '87-'01

One night, Booter started barking like crazy at something out front. Mom hooked me up to go out to investigate. We got outside and stood quietly in the yard - looking and listening. Before we knew it, a coyote dashed across the street and ran off!

Mom and I went back into the house to report to Boots and Dad. Dad asked what all the excitement was; I sat right in front of him and at the exact time that Mom said a coyote was out there, I said, plain as day, in perfect Human English, "Barbara Walters."

Dad was a bit surprised, as he'd never heard me speak Human before, but he looked at us again and asked, "Well, which was it? A coyote or Barbara Walters?" I said "Barbara Walters" again ... so they assumed the coyote's name was Barbara Walters. Ha roo roo roo!

I've said it for friends of Mom and Dad's - but only if I feel like it. Mom can ask me, "What was that one coyote's name? You remember her, Storm. What was her name?" And if I'm in the mood, I'll tell her. Barbara Walters!

Until next time!
Tail wags,


  1. Great pic of you Stormy!! And Booter was very handsome too!

    I think we need video of you saying Barbara Walters! That would be very cool!


  2. I agree with Holly! I want to see a video!


  3. Yes - you look so elegant and knowing!

    I khan see why Booter is so rekhalled so fondly! He was khwite the dashing chap!!

    I'm with Holly and K(h)at - inkhwiring ears want to hear it!!!


  4. Can woo teach us to talk human? Sometimes our mom doesn't know what we want and its hard to get it across.

    Video, video, we would like to see video too!

    Thunder & Stormy

  5. We talk human a little around here, too but nothing as complicated as Barbara Walters. I hope you decide to do a video for us some day.

  6. Oh, Stormy, that is hilarious. A coyote named Barbara Walters.

    jans funny farm

  7. That is too cool that you can speak human!! You gotta catch it on video!


  8. well, now that you mention it, she does look like a coyote.


  9. woofies A04, i am wiff u too, a video plez...Booter wuz a cutie, but u wuz the one they took to investigate...

    b safe,

  10. Video! Video!

    You are so clever! The human BW should be proud that you speak her name!

    Roxie, Sammy & Andy

  11. Your brother Booter sure is handsome. Woh.. you can speak hooman and you know the coyote's name. How cool is that

    ~ Girl girl

  12. oh Booter is such a handsome chappie!

    And that is a wonderful picture of you too Stormy.

    And yes, I would love to see a video of you speaking the hooooooman.

    love and licks, Marvin xxxx

  13. Anonymous2:36 AM

    Booter sure was handsome and how clever are you!!


  14. Storms you're such a Siberian and following the manual to a "T". Only perform when you feel so inclined. But a video of that for your buddies would be kinda nice....just for training purposes for future missions maybe. Booter was so very handsome Mom says. His eyes remind her of her Merlin's eyes.

  15. Woos there Stormy~
    Gotta love that Booter-guy, strong, dark and handsome!
    And WOO, with the gift of hu-gab!
    I'm working on it...last night I said, "I'm hungry" three times. Well, they kept asking and I WAS!!

  16. Oh Stormy that's soooo cute! (I can say 'mmmmmMMom!' too (and she loves it!)
    Thanks for the link to this post...we really enjoyed it!