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Duffy dog challenges chess-playing cat to game of Scrabble

By Gary Bogue
Friday, November 14th, 2008 at 1:38 pm in Cats, dogs, Games.

Scrabble dog photo by Bob Carlton, Walnut Creek, Calif.
scrabble dog

Dear Gary:
OK, we’re not going to take a chess-playing cat lying down. Here’s our dog, Duffy, playing Scrabble with our son Craig and myself back in 1974. He didn’t win too often because his vocabulary was somewhat limited (ride, walk, out, etc.). He did know the word “squirrel” but he couldn’t spell it.
Bob Carlton, Walnut Creek

Dear Bob:
Tell Duffy “it” is spelled I … T. /Gary

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2 Responses to “Duffy dog challenges chess-playing cat to game of Scrabble”

  1. Teri Stoddard Says:

    Congratulations. I just saw your puppies on MSNBC.

  2. Karen Says:

    Scrabble? I doubt there are any feline takers. No cat worth it’s genes will admit to comprehending any human language, though saying “vet” in my household produces an instant absence of cats, and “dinner” produces the opposite. I think they understand damn near everything we say. It must take a lot of energy to continue pretending otherwise; that’s why they always claim to be hungry, despite the ever-present dishes of dry cat food.

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