A.J. the Australian Shepherd: Should I get a cell phone?

Dear Paws to Talk,

My humans always have their paws all over these things called cell phones. They are constantly barking at them.

I used to get tons of praise from my humans on our daily walks. Now, they yap on their cell phone while I trot along.

Are these cell phones really that important? Should I get one so I won’t lose touch?

-A.J. the Australian Shepherdย 


We have different opinions on this issue. See below.

Bella: I think you should get a cell phone. It is just another way to keep track of your humans. Also, it might save you some extra barking when trying to communicate with your neighborhood friends.

Just don’t become a rabid animal with the cell phone. Use it only when you need it. If kibble is present, than stash the cell phone away.

I am for communication in all forms just as long as manners are still enforced.

DiDi: A cell phone! Why would you want a cell phone? We are dogs, which means we don’t have to deal with the silly things the humans do such as cell phones.

If your humans are obsessed with their cell phones, then bury them in the yard. You should be their main focal point.

Use the voice your were born with to communicate. Howl and bark at the top of our lungs. Tell the world that you are a tech-free, nature dog. That is the best way to be.

What do you think? Should A.J. get a cell phone?


Bella and DiDi
















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29 thoughts on “A.J. the Australian Shepherd: Should I get a cell phone?

  1. We don’t use cell phones much around our place…only when necessary. We have just a plain cell phone too we don’t like games, internet and stuffs on it…just a phone. If they made one that squeaks I might would beg Mumsy to get me one.

    Maybe A.J. should get one if he can find one that makes his favorite sounds. Hugs and nose kisses

  2. Emerson: No way AJ! Dogs have evolved beyond the need for silly devices like cell phones. My Mama is the always scratching and talking to her cell phone too, and I have to keep reminding her to give me some of those scratches once in awhile. Cell phones can’t scratch you behind your ears or rub your belly, and they can’t put food in your bowl so they are useless devices for smart dogs like you. Get a frisbee or a squeaky ball instead.
    Selby: Emerson is right. Also, thos cell phones don’t work very well with our paws. Humans have those funny opposable dew claws and long skinny toe pads for pushing on little buttons. I tried using Papa’s phone once but it just beeped a lot and Papa got mad at me.

  3. Hey AJ,

    I’m thinking if you got a cell phone you could call your humans and remind them you need some attention!! Tee Hee

    Have fun,

    Your pal Snoopy ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. We’re with DiDi on this one – the mobile phone is not for dogs – never has been and hopefully never will be. Your lives are far too special to be overwhelmed by digital communication. Get out there and HOWL!

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