Understanding Einstein, A Border Collie Who Talked

A Riverview Animal Shelter Novel (No. 17)

by Helen A. Bemis

Understanding Einstein, A Border Collie Who Talked

Understanding Einstein, A Border Collie Who Talked

A Riverview Animal Shelter Novel (No. 17)

by Helen A. Bemis

Published Feb 07, 2024
119 Pages
Genre: FICTION / Family Life / General


Book Details

Smart Dog Learns to “Talk”


Who said that?

Einstein, a brilliant Border Collie (aren’t all of them very smart?), has told his family he wants to go outside. He hit a large button with his paw and triggered this recorded message. The button is one of many buttons on a board that he can use to communicate, to talk. “Food,” “water,” “come,” “dog,” “cat,” “fire,” “yes,” “no,” “help!” and many more are in different sizes and shapes, giving him a limited, but valuable vocabulary after laborious training, as described by Christine Hunger in her ground-breaking documentary, How Stella Learned to Talk.

Einstein becomes a working dog --- a Therapy Dog --- having an important job and a knack for making himself understood even in a crisis. A crisis does arise. No romance for Einstein, but some humans seem likely to pair off once they get over some initial misunderstandings. A firebug generates too much warmth. Much happens in Riverview!

This Helen A. Bemis saga brings to nearly 20 her total of Riverview Animal Shelter novels that combine dog-training insight, a respect for family values, and some cozy mysteries.


About the Author

Helen A. Bemis

Helen A. Bemis has enjoyed working with dogs all her life. She is grateful for the opportunity to help others understand these loving companions. She grew up on a dairy farm in Upper New York State. She obtained a college degree at SUNY Adirondack, earned the Certified Professional Dog Trainer international certification, and has a successful business, K-9 Karing. Helen has published almost twenty novels in her UNDERSTANDING… series. She loves to hear people say, “Helen has gone to the dogs.”

Also by Helen A. Bemis

Understanding Sassie
Understanding Sassie II
Understanding Champ
Understanding Trixie
Understanding Tippie
Understanding Miss Understanding
Understanding Treasure
Understanding Two Big Dogs
Understanding King and Understanding Prince
Understanding Lady, A Cocker Spaniel with Chutzpah
Understanding Rusty, Katie's Talented Golden Retriever
Understanding Opal, Olivia's Great Dane and Understanding Lucky, Katie's Celebrity Poodle/Shepherd Mutt
Understanding Scout, Pixie's Protective Playmate Pooch
Understanding Barney, An Irish Wolfhound, and Understanding Bones, Skye’s Cadaver Dog
Understanding Smokey, Nikki’s Rescued Weimaraner