Goldie is a furry smartypants. She knows about two dozen words, including the command "under," which causes her to dash between our legs. She always welcomes us home with unprompted, enthusiastic unders. Swimming, frolicking in the snow, and being chased by doggie friends are among her favorite activities. When she wants something she sits squarely in front of me and attempts telepathy, staring at me with her beautiful brown eyes.