Clever Dog Communicates With Their Owner Through A Sound Board

Anyone who’s ever said that dogs aren’t smart might reconsider their stance after meeting Bunny. This sheepadoodle – yes, that’s a real breed – can communicate in English through use of a soundboard, proving that these animals are brighter than we often give them credit for. Meet this clever dog…

Learning A New Language

Talking is something we tend to take for granted, given it’s been years since we discovered how to do it. However, this form of communication is still very new to Bunny, as they’ve only been able to do it since last September. That was when their owner introduced them to a specially-designed soundboard which the dog could use to start learning English.

Inspired By Others

Alexis Devine, Bunny’s owner, was inspired to bridge the communication gap between her and her clever dog after viewing the work of Christina Hunger. This speech-language pathologist had made a sound board for her dog, which is what Devine then recreated for her own pet. After using that for several months, she teamed up with a cognitive scientist who hooked her up with the sound board that she and Bunny now use.

It’s All In The Repetition

Over the months, Bunny’s understanding of the English language has continued to grow. She now has 45 words on the sound board, which might not seem like much, but it’s pretty impressive given that dogs aren’t known for their speaking skills. Bunny learns what each word means through contextual clues provided by Devine. For instance, if she presses the button that says “outside,” Alexis then takes her outside. Repeating that enough times eventually helps Bunny to associate the sound with the action.

Being able to communicate with her dog has strengthened the bond that the two of them share, according to Devine. The sound board has brought a lot of joy and wonder into their lives, and we’re sure that will only continue as Bunny learns more and more new words.

The Teen Who Has the Worlds’ Longest Legs According to Guinness

Maci Currin, the girl with the longest legs in the world

Maci Currin always knew she was tall but never expected to break two world records with her long limbs. The 6-foot-10-inch teenager submitted herself to Guinness World Records as a joke. No one was more surprised than her when Maci broke two world records.

The World’s Longest Legs

Maci submitted to try and break this world record as a joke. She recently set two records for both the teenager and woman with the longest legs in the world. Her right leg stretches 52.87 inches long, while her left leg stretches 53.25 inches.

Maci had her legs measured by her doctor three different times, and the measurements were submitted as proof to Guinness, which sent her a certificate and a congratulatory email confirming she was, indeed, the new record holder.

Maci Currin chilling on the couch

Maci states that being tall is probably the greatest gift. She lives in Cedar Park, Texas. Embracing this is the right thing to do it because Maci will not get any shorter.

Maci Currin says she has been taller than her peers for her entire life. However, this is not something that really stood out to her as a child, until she hit second grade, and other kids in school began to notice too.

Maci Has 2 Million Followers on TikTok

Maci says that her friends and family are incredibly supportive now; though, she endured taunts as a child from bullies who called her daddy long legs and a giraffe. Maci now claims that people were joking around, describing her as the CEO of giraffes, and she turned every negative comment around into a positive thing. It definitely hurt her, but Maci was surrounded by a lot of friends that helped her get past it. With a solid support system by her side, Maci also shrugs off snide comments by getting in on the jokes on her popular TikTok account, which has nearly two million followers.

Maci Currin believes that everyone is unique and people should embrace their uniqueness instead of hiding it because they might find other people who look like them, and this is inspiring.