Lulubelle is a verbose dog, with a large vocal range. She yodels when I talk on the telephone, she whoops when it looks like she’s going to get a walk, she – literally – shrieks in distress if Diski goes through the fence to visit the neighbours’ dogs and her yelling at intruders is enough to put the fear of God into any would-be burglar.
And so it came to pass that Old Spouse, after a long and boozy business lunch, came home one Friday night and launched into conversation with the dogs. I eavesdropped as I cooked a burger for the man.
OS: Do you want a biscuit, Old Girl?
LB: Wroodleack.
OS: You’re an old greedyguts, aren’t you?
LB: Breefle.
OS: Come off it! It’s just metaphysical hunger!
LB: Ahoooreh!
OS: Go on! You can’t even spell it!
LB: Harrumphooooo!

They understand one another perfectly, those two do …

Best burger ever: peppered beef patty on ciabatta bread, topped with onion, chillies and Emmenthaler cheese.

71 Comments Add yours

  1. deepercolors says:

    Funny. Burger looks good too. 🙂

    1. theonlycin says:

      Not to boast, but that burger is worthy of being on a restaurant menu 🙂

    2. nrhatch says:

      I have not had a burger in 15 years . . . and I might even dig in to that one! 😀

      Unless Lulubelle spoke up and asked for it . . .

      1. theonlycin says:

        That is high praise for my burger indeed!

  2. Ahhhh …. i am too busy drooling over the burger … ooooooh …. * I am calling Bubbles to comment on the talking thingy*** Bubblessssssssssss!!!! … beearch says that she is too busy to chat right now!!!! Dogs!!!!

    1. theonlycin says:

      Good morning Bubbles and Jan *heart*

  3. Linda says:

    Oh Lulabelle is beautiful! My Darla is loud and bossy when people come in the door. She likes to supervise. And when I take the leashes out to walk her and Snorty, he start baying loud and crazy. I waited until after dark tonight and one of my neighbors came out too see what was wrong. The bread part looks good. But I only eat veggie burgers.

    1. theonlycin says:

      I’ll remember that when you come to dinner, Linda 🙂

    1. theonlycin says:

      Doc, if I make you smile my work here is done 🙂

  4. That was a great funny blog , can just imagine that beautiful dog talking If OS was talking to him after a boozy lunch it must have seemed as though the dog was making more sense , maybe Lullabelle should have got the hamburger , it looks delicious
    Wishing you a beautiful weekend

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thank you, Ian, same to you 🙂

  5. earlybird says:

    I think I could eat that burger for breakfast.


    1. theonlycin says:

      I wouldn’t mind one either 🙂

  6. Tilly Bud says:

    Does he smell as good as he sounds? Funny 🙂

    1. theonlycin says:

      Yes, he does 🙂

  7. Sue Chef says:

    Ello Cinders, the burger looks just the job.

    1. theonlycin says:

      ’twas a winner 🙂

  8. leigh says:


    1. theonlycin says:

      Yep, a good moment 🙂

  9. Metaphysical hunger. Must make a note of that one.
    Phil spends his life verbally insulting the dog, but the dog doesn’t understand words. the dog understands non-verbal language, and Phil exudes non-verbal adoration of the dog. They are both ecstatic in each other’s company.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Funny things, men and their dogs 🙂

  10. you do know i’m a hamburger freak?

    of course os and lulu understand each other, they just don’t speak everyone else’s language

    1. theonlycin says:

      That’s right, they don’t …

  11. You should try and record the conversation next time – would be a hoot to listen to. Love the burger!
    🙂 Mandy

    1. theonlycin says:

      I think they’d clam up if I brought a microphone near them 🙂

  12. nursemyra says:

    Your dog is such a beautiful colour

  13. suzicate says:

    Lulubelle sounds like the perfect companion to keep Old Spouse busy while you’re in the kitchen! Their converstaion tickled me…thanks for sharing!

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thanks for reading 🙂

  14. kamicuzee says:

    Lulubelle is by far my favourite dog.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Catssssssss! *grin*

  15. Funny and sweet. Smelling this delicious looking hamburger, Ninio-the-beagle would lift his nose to the source of temptation, tilt his head to one side and look at me with Very interested eyes while licking his lips;)

    1. theonlycin says:

      hehehe … hungry eyes 🙂

  16. slpmartin says:

    Oh…now there’s a burger worth a trip to SA.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Well worthwhile 🙂

  17. alienhippy says:

    I just LOVED this, thank you! 🙂
    My dog talks too, he also sings and dances. Sometime I swear he is actually bowing down in prayer, I guess he has to with me as his owner. LMHO
    Love and hugs
    Lisa. xx 🙂

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thanks for the visit, Lisa 🙂

  18. That burger beats McDonald and about any real restaurant, too. I love the dog! She’s so cute. Blessings to you, Cindy…

    1. theonlycin says:

      I hope the week is all you hope for, Carol xxx

  19. gospelwriter says:

    They understand one another perfectly, those two do … – sounds like a match made in heaven. 😉

    1. theonlycin says:

      Indeed, bliss 🙂

  20. souldipper says:

    My cat has a few words for Lullabelle apparently. He woke up from a dead sleep to the Harrumphooooo!

    It’s probably a good thing. Duc was probably developing a bed sore!

    1. theonlycin says:

      LMAO Amy, I shall pass the message on 😉

  21. colonialist says:

    Who says that the art of conversation has been lost? That once makes oodles more sense than the ones one overhears in most public places.

    1. theonlycin says:

      There you go then, Col 🙂

  22. Can’t beat a good conversation with a talkative dog can you – & that burger does sound pretty good Cin, I’d sure line up for 2nds 🙂

    1. theonlycin says:

      As my crowd did … 🙂

  23. klrs09 says:

    Morning, Cin. Wonderful post. Lulubelle has the most beautiful eyes — can see that she is an intelligent companion. I miss having a dog, your post illustrates why. I feel for your woes over the cold — yesterday, here on the fourth of June, we woke up to a temp of plus 1 — the highest it got all day was plus 12. It’s still, strictly speaking only Springtime here, but we optimists believe it to be summer all ready. All I can say is that I’m glad I haven’t potted up any herbs yet! Have a fantastic weekend.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Stay warm, Kath 🙂

  24. Tandy says:

    Maxine is also very vocal 🙂 Big hugs!

    1. theonlycin says:

      Shame, how is she doing?

  25. bluebee says:

    ha, ha – love it! (Masterchef Man has similar conversations with the neighbour’s cat who, being a cat, says absolutely nothing in return)

    1. theonlycin says:

      Just as well, I think cats would lie if they could talk 😉

  26. granny1947 says:

    Oh Hell…I want one of those burgers NOW…I am famished!

    1. theonlycin says:

      Wish I could make you one 🙂

  27. granny1947 says:

    You haven’t met MY cat Bluebee…he talks the hind leg off a donkey!

    1. theonlycin says:

      I thought you cat’s name was Tom?

    2. bluebee says:

      Haha-not your typical aloof I’m-too-superior-to-talk-to-humans kind of cat, then, granny1947?

      1. theonlycin says:

        LOL, I think her cat just has one sentence: Feed me 😉

  28. segmation says:

    Hi theonlycin,
    Did Lulubelle eat a hamburger too?

    1. theonlycin says:

      Nope, not this time 🙂

  29. That is a beautiful dog!!!

    1. theonlycin says:

      She sure is 🙂

  30. Jamie Dedes says:

    Yum! Yum! Emmenthaler my fav… oooh!

    1. theonlycin says:

      My husband’s fave cheese too 🙂

  31. Janine says:

    * rolls on the floor laughing *

    1. theonlycin says:

      Hehe, glad you laughed 😉

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