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Can dogs count?Posted Tuesday, September 4, 2012, at 11:22 PM
Ricky the counting Rat Terrier in his senior years.
One week, in the winter, I had a customer that was gone, so he had asked me to hold his papers until he returned. As we were making our rounds, we came across this house. Just as he should, he turned toward the house ready to make our delivery. When I refused to follow him, he gave me this look as if to say, "Hey, I think you're forgetting someone!" I was truly impressed by this maneuver. How did he know? Was he counting houses, steps, smells? Dogs are amazing creatures.
After 15 wild and wonderful years, Ricky was laid to rest in that same neighborhood. Long live the 4 legged paperboy on 2nd Avenue SW. Ricky dog, you were one in a million:-)
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