The character of Dug the dog is my kindergartner's favorite. He wears a special collar which allows him to speak to humans. To give you an idea why he is my son's favorite character, here is a fictional Q&A with this endearing dog . . .
Q: We’re here to talk to Mr. Fredricksen’s dog, Dug.
Dug: Hi there! I just met you. You are nice, I like you! Do you have peanut butter?
Q: No, sorry. I don’t have any right now.
Dug: I am on a mission to find some. It is my favorite. Oh, you are tall.
Q: Yes, thanks. So tell me, do you have friends?
Dug: Oh, yes. I have many friends. There’s Alpha. There’s Beta and Gamma and Epsilon…and Theta—I do not like him. He is smells of bugs—and Kappa and Lambda…
Dug: Omicron…Sigma. Delta..
Q: I think we’re good. We got it. What I meant was do you have people friends?
Dug: Oh, yes, I like people. People are nice. Like my new master.
Q: Tell me about him.
Dug: Yes, yes, my new master, not like my other master, no. My new master is very nice. He smells of prunes. He found me while I was on a special mission! I was lost and sad in the fog. The fog makes me sad. Then I was happy to find him! He and Russell are very nice. They have a house with balloons. They like my howling and barking. Can you bark? We can bark together like this, “Woof! Bark! Bark!” Do you want to try howling?
Q: I can’t right now but maybe later. Tell me about your special mission?
Dug: Oh, yes. My pack sent me on a special mission all by myself. And when I found my new master and Russell I found the bird! I wanted to take the bird back to our camp and make him my prisoner—SQUIRRELL!-- It was my first time to see the bird up close.
Q: Tell us about your old master.
Dug: He is good and smart my old master. He made me this collar so that I may talk. I am good at talking. I am scratching now. There are fleas. Can you reach under my jaw? I am a good tracker. When I am on a scent I will find what I’m looking for. That’s why my master sends us out—to track the bird. He’s been looking for this bird a long time.
Q: Thank you for talking to us, Dug.
Dug: You are nice. I like you. I am going now. Have you seen the bird? I think I lost the bird and my new master in the trees. The bird is fast and he is tall. You are tall. Do you have any peanut butter?
Look for my review of Disney Pixar's UP later on this week!