Tuesday, March 11, 2008

my non-bilingual dog

Rodrigo to Badger: Outside, Badger? Outside?

me to Badger: Afuera, Badger? Quieres salir?

Rodrigo: maybe we should stick to one language with the dog.

me: What?!?!

Rodrigo: Yeah, I think we're going to confuse him. You only speak Spanish to him.

me: I do not.

- during this time, Badger went outside, did his business and came back to the door. We let him in.-

Rodrigo: Good boy!

me: Que bonito perrito!

Rodrigo: you see?

me: I guess. What can I say, I only speak Spanish mechanic and Spanish dog.

Rodrigo: groan

me (thinking) WTF? It's not like he's going to get confused on how to bark. Like he's going to be "Woof, uh, guau, uh . . woof, oh no!"

Today I realized that Badger really doesn't understand "afuera". He knows "outside", though. He especially knows and loves "good boy". Ugh. He now knows "sit" and "down", so I guess English it is. I really don't want to confuse him now that he had the hang of these commands. I guess I just hate being wrong.

feeling: como que ya nadie me va a entender en Espanol, ni el perro
listening to: The Shins (New Slang)


Jodi said...

Hilarious! When we got Little Guy, we weren't sure what kind of situation he'd been in, so we used to try out different names and different languages to see if he'd respond. The only things he responded to were "Boo Boo" and "Ramrod" which I hope weren't his names! I do call him payaso, as he tends to be a bit of a clown. I think it'd be cool if Badger ends up being bilingual!

Jesser said...

LOL. That's too funny. He can totally learn both though. Loki, for instance, know certain words we spell. Like "B-O-X" and "L-O-K-I"

Anonymous said...

I choked on some breakkie reading this post. Aww Yvett. LOOL!