'Did you hear that?' I said.
'What?' she said, which is as good as a 'no'. I had no previous experience in the matter but I felt sure that those who had just heard a dog speak were unlikely to reply 'What?' to such a question. Swooning, exclaiming 'Egad!' or at the very least phoning major circuses would be the response I was looking for.
-- Lucky Dog by Mark Barrowcliffe
Forget phoning the circus - phone The Dogs of Babel's Paul Iverson.