Ever Wondered What Your Dogs Were Trying to Say?


Note:Β  Ginger the dog’s thoughts are given in the bracket.

Liya is on her bed, reading a book when her Dog strolls into the room, “Hey Ginger! Come here come here.”

Ginger is about to settle on his spot, “Woof! Woof!” (I am sleepy! Gonna a take a nap)

Liya picks her up, keeps her on her lap and caresses her, “Awww… you furry, cute little thing! My little baby! After some time I’ll give you some yummy meat balls.”

“Woof! Woof!” (Can I sleep? Meat balls sound yummy but, I really want to sleep, you know?)

“Awww you like the sound of meat balls do you? You want them right now? Already going woof. Mwah” She took Ginger in her hands, held her at her eye level and kept talking, kissing and cuddling her.

(Um… no! I want to sleep. Sleeeep.)

“Here! Let’s play. Fetch the ball, Ginger.”

“Woof! Woof!” (Yayyy! I love this game! She sure knows how to persuade me. Screw sleep! Aaand here I go!)

Ginger brings the ball back. She throws it again and after a dozen throws,

“Ok Ging! Got some work to do. You go and play by yourself or sleep.”

*Whining* (Oh no no! Let’s not stop. We just started the game. Let’s play for some more time!)Β 

She climbs onto the bed and walks around Liya, swishing her tail on her face.

“Woof woof!” (Let’s play some more. Let’s play some more)

In a mimicking voice “Do you want to stay with me? Aww my baby wants to stay with me? Come here.”




She lifts her and brings her close. Ginger licks her face. (Yes. Stay and play Fetch. Please please pretty please. Or at least let us go for a walk.) She lovingly nips her finger.

“Ouch! Okay! Okay! You can stay with me. But don’t disturb alright? I have a deadline. Just stay near me. Maybe you can sleep until dinner.”

*More whining* (Oh Man! I’m not feeling sleepy anymore! Thanks for ruining that for me. Humans!)

****After a couple of hours****

“Woof!” (Woman! I am hungry. Do you have plans of at least giving me some food?)

“Stop pulling my dress Ginger. Give me another 10 minutes”

Ginger pulls further. (No way! Only if I start troubling you now, will you give up in an hour!)

She climbs the bed and licks her face and tries distracting her by sitting on her lap.

“Ging! Stop it! If you behave this way, I won’t take you out.”

More licking. (Don’t. Give me food! I am hungry.)

After half a dozen attempts.

“You are a devil Ging! Muah! Come I’ll take you out! My baby!”

“Woof! Woof! Woof!” (What No! No! Woman! No! You should give me food. In! Not out! Oh man! Here comes the leash. Sometimes I really wonder which of us is more sensible.)


“After all those struggles, when things were going great between us, he went behind Neha. Isn’t that really awful?”

*Whine* (You are telling this story the sixth time! Get over him! Can we go inside and have food now?)

“See? You alone understand me. Nobody else does.”

(Ooh a fly)Β Ginger tries to run behind one and gets pulled back.

“You are the only one who listens to me so patiently. Which is why I love you the most!”

*Pulling and biting at the leash* (But you just said you loved Kiran the most and that he ditched you. Are you even listening to yourself? No? Then listen to me. I’m hungry!)

Suddenly, Ginger stops pulling and stares at the opposite road. (Ooo lala! Pepper is here!)

For those who don’t know, Pepper is her heartthrob from the next door. She loves his base, gruff voice and the way he carries himself with a lot of poise and um… the way he seduces her. πŸ˜‰

“Woof! Whine!”, she does a little dance of trying to free herself.Β (Peps! Honey, Look at me! Liya stop! Let us go to Pepper’s house and meet your friend.)

Liya continues oblivious to all Ginger’s struggles, “What would you do if you were me? Would you let a guy trample you like that and do nothing?”

Ginger Nibbles at her hands (I’d try to listen to my dog instead of assuming things. Focus! focus!)



“Guess you are hungry listening to all my problems. Let’s go home & get you some food.”

*Bored whining* (If you’d listen to me, I’d like to go and cuddle with sexy Pepper next door. But yeah, whatever you want. Food! I like that too! Meat balls!)

*** 5 Minutes later***

She looks

“Oops! We are out of meat balls. But I have another one of your favorites! Bread and milk! Yaay!!!”

*Smells the food, whines and looks at her* (Tell me again why he went for Neha!?)

Suddenly alert, (Ooh! Another fly!)

(No food first!)

And she eats. By the time she’s done, she will be all over in love with Liya. πŸ™‚




Ever wondered what your Dog was trying to tell you? πŸ˜› Try listening πŸ˜€

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  1. Maniparna Sengupta Majumder

    πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ Loved it, Ranjini. I had a pet dog long ago. Was so much in love with Chikkush… your post made me nostalgic. But, I also was smiling all along… πŸ™‚

    1. Ranjini

      Aww thank you πŸ™‚ Me too had one πŸ™

  2. Bijit Banerjee

    It’s a dogs life they say.

  3. reemamichelle

    Hehehehe… enjoyed reading this post! I always keep wondering what animals think about humans πŸ˜€

  4. shalzmojo

    hilarious post Ranjini – I am wondering how many pets you have ?

    1. Ranjini

      I just had one and she passed πŸ™ But she was with us for around 13 years. So that was more than enough for me to come up with this post πŸ™‚ Thank you so much dear πŸ™‚

  5. kalaravi16

    This was totally amazing Ranjini! Honestly how did you come up with this one? I was actually visualizing Ginger and Liya! Super imagination and really lol moments!

    1. Ranjini

      Weeee! Thanks πŸ˜€ I don’t remember what began the spark to write it down. But I have always wondered whenever I interacted with dogs whether we were on the same page. The question was within me for a long long time and it came out in this form πŸ™‚

  6. Shweta Suresh

    Amazing post. Made me laugh, think and brought back memories. I had a pet dog named Rocky. Sadly, he passed away a little over a year ago. But I used to have conversations with him. And I felt like I could really read what he was thinking by looking at him. But this article made me wonder if I kept reading him wrong too! Great post, Ranjini πŸ™‚

    1. Ranjini

      I am so sorry for your loss. I can understand how it must have been. I myself lost a pet dog many years ago and even now it hurts to think about her πŸ™

      I have wondered many times if she had anything to tell me and I never understood. That is where this post came from πŸ™‚

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