Practicing Conversational Skills — Gracie and Her Friend



Negotiation © 2014 Bo Mackison

This is how the conversation goes, interpreted in adult English for everyone’s benefit. Most of the conversation was in, as to be expected, dog and baby talk…

“Grandpa! Dog has a toy!”


“Grandpa! DOGGIE has a TOY!


“May I Play?” © 2014 Bo Mackison

“I really, really want Gracie’s toy!”

“You have toys all over the house. Get one of your toys, sweetie.”

“But Gracie’s toy is MOST fun!”


“Drop” © 2014 Bo Mackison

“Ask nicely and see if she’ll give it to you?”

“Drop, Gracie. Drop.”


“Good Doggie” © 2014 Bo Mackison

“Good doggie, Grace. Thank you for sharing!”


” Gracie’s Toy!” © 2014 Bo Mackison

“See, Grandpa? Grace gave me her TOY!”


“I love Grace!”


Love! © 2014 Bo Mackison


About Bo Mackison

I'm a photographer, book-artist, traveler, naturalist, and creator of the Contemplative Creatives Journey, An Online Workshop and Community and Desert Wisdom Cards and Workshops. Though often not well known, I find the desert a welcoming place - a healing space. Its mysteries and gifts transformed me several years ago. Since that first encounter, I return again and again to fill my well in what most people think of as a desolate region. I'd love to share my desert discoveries and wisdom with you. Please subscribe to receive my five part mini email course The Gifts of the Desert. It's my gift to you.

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