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BRIGHT DOG IS BRUCE.
A Connecticut Canine Who is Credit
to His Owners.
Bruce is a good shepherd dog
with a good pedigree: he has the reg
ular North-of-Scotland black and tan
coat. and his home in in Bristol. Yet
'he pays frequent visits to the Cou
rant's office, where his master is a
member of the staff.
When he is told to say his prayers
Bruce goes to the nearest chair, or
anything that he can put his paws
against, and bows his head between
them devoutly. When told to "pray
-out loud" lie grumbles as if he was
trying to talk.
One day. soon after he was taught
to "pray." his mistress suggested that
Bruce was not clean and ought to
have a bath, whereupon the dog
steered for the chair near at hand.
got up on it and commenced praying
in earnest, for a bath is one thing
he dislikes more than any other.
Burying his little nose between his
paws he seemed to be testing the el
ficacy of prayer. Whenever he has
been bad, needs correcting and a
whipping, he always steers for the
nearest chair and commences to pray;
for that has become a common ex
cuse of his now to get out of trouble.
His prayers have always been an
His power to understand what his
-master or mistress says to him is
-almost human. One night when
-Bruce was alone in the house with his
-mistress lie sneezed several times.
Finally his mistress looked up and
said: "VWhy. Bruce. why don't you
sneeze again?" The dog immediately
sneezed again as requested and will
sneeze now whenever asked to.
He knows the names of the differ
-ent rooms of the house where he lives.
and can tell when his mistress desig
-nates "upstairs," "downstairs." or the
"kitchen," or "bed room" as well as
anybody. He will go to a certain
room in the house when told to, and
his master can take him to any
strange house in Hartford. or zny
- other place for that matter and when
told "to go to the kitchen." he will
Aind that room at once.
When told "to be dead" Bruce will
lie down and stretch out in the atti
tude of death, as near as he can de
monstrate it. And when told to come
to life again he jumps up.
If his master tells him that his
face is dirty and needs attention,
Bruce will lie down and commence to
awash it with his paws.
Nhen apparently asleep in a remote
part of the room, if his master says
"There goes a pretty dog." Bruce will
jump up and rush to the window to
look out. He is very jealous and
knows all the dogs in the neighbt.r
hood by name. He is particularly
unfriendly with "Don." another fine
sable-colored shepherd, about the
same age. They got into trouble
when puppies and Bruce has nev'er
gotten over it. "Don" is forgiv'ing.
but Bruce takes every opportunity to
-show his dislike.
Bruce's mistress gets a spool and
'letting Bruce take it in his mouth to
get the scent, tells hinm to go to an
:other room where he cannot see her
while she hides it. With his nose in
the air, and all nerves set. he starts in
to find the spool, solely by the scent.
which feat he acconmplies usually
in less than a minute. He rarely 'is
allowed to do the trick more than
tawice for it is very exhausting.
He knows different people by name.
-and recognizes at once what 7:s
meant if the name is spoken. W\hen
told to "show his teeth" Bruce will
- <raw up his lips andl show his dosble
row of ivories. He is fond of wearing
a ribbon tied on his collar and one day
when he hadn't been duly decorated
he went to his mistress's room and
got one from the bureau which he
took to her and did all he could to
ask-her to put it on his neck. She
tied. the ribbon in its place and he
appeared much pleased.
For several years he has taken the
pocketbook belonging to his mistress
under the bed each night and kept it
there till morning when he would take
it out and leave it where she could get
it. This is one of his regular duties.
If Bruce happens to be in the cen
ter of the town with his master oi
mistress and -they say to him:
"Bruce, you had better go home,'
he will immediately start for home
without further instructions. He al
ways stands on ceremony about
l-:-n hom when his master goes
away. and has to be invited to accom
pany him, or he will stand on the
tront piazza and watch his master go
down the street alone.
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From the Chapin. S. C. News:
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A friend who had a bottle of Cham
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