Persons who know me well, or read this column, will know of my admiration and affection for dogs, particularly in the years when I lived in the Cayman Islands on two acres of land in the countryside, with several dogs in the family.  Living again in Guyana, and remarried, I have spoken before of the dogs Annette and I have here and how important they are in our lives.

Against that background, I was quite shocked this week to see someone blatantly posting a note on Face-book saying succinctly “Dogs are dumb.”  My initial thought was to reply to the person, but I realised that would take considerably more space than a FB reply allows, so I’m going this route instead.        Continue reading