V is for Ventriloquism

In my post about growling, I demonstrated my talent for translating my dogs’ conversations.

I also am a gifted ventriloquist.

Kari and the pups

Let’s say Rob asks, “Ugh, Leo, did you have to knock these papers off the table?”

I throw my voice, imitating Leo’s high-pitched tones, and respond, “I’m Leo. I’m a bug. It’s what I do!”

When the dogs greet Rob at the door, I say on their behalf, “Daddy! You’re home! We missed you so much.”

Sometimes I use my gift to have conversations with myself. “Leo, what are you moaning about over there?”

“It’s my birthday and I shouldn’t have to share my toys with Mia,” Leo tells me in my own high-pitched version of his voice.

Or, when I lie beside him on the bed pressing my face against his. “Momma, you’re smothering me.”

I know I’m not the only one who does this. An esteemed friend of mine confided that her husband throws his voice to make it seem like their pug and Boston terrier say things like, “That man is home.”

Then he (let’s call him Bill) says to his wife, “How come they always call me That man?”

And my friend says, “Bill! You’re the one speaking for them!”

V is for Ventriloquism

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11 thoughts on “V is for Ventriloquism

  1. The story of “Bill” is hilarious!

    I am relieved to find that I am not the only grown-up that pretends to be having a conversation with pets.

  2. I too am stopping by from the A to Z challenge. I love how you have the gift to think like and then speak for others, especially your animals. I have 4 animal friends and find them all to be so expressive–two of them talk as well. Keep having fun! I like your light touch.

  3. Oh my. You’re so very talented. I wish I could be a ventriloquist. Maybe my dogs would stop barking if I was their voice.

  4. Now, thats a great talent Kari:-) Happy you stopped by my blog, and happy to discover yours. Gorgeous dogs- will pop by for more:-)

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