Eko and Penny are pups of many talents, but their mastery of spoken language is still a bit shaky, so I’m always fascinated by the different ways they communicate with each other. There’s a whole slew of vocalizations and a complex vocabulary of body language, but I’m most impressed by how much information is conveyed through a simple yawn.
In this case, Penny wanted to join Eko on the futon but space was a bit tight
Penny announced herself with a yawn to show she came in peace
Eko’s response let Penny know he was aware of her, but had no intention of moving
“Ok, but I’m going to lay down…” Penny said with her meekest yawn
Penny wasn’t sorry enough not to lay down though. But two can play that game. With a huge yawn, Eko went into a barrel roll
Penny got out of the way just in the nick of time
In the end, everyone enjoyed a pleasant, if bizarre looking, nap
Nothing like talking, or yawning, through your differences. A yawn is worth a thousand words, I guess. From anxious to relaxed to perplexed to excited, a yawn can say it all.
What do your pets say to you (and to each other) when they yawn?