How to Talk to Humans

Approach the species with care! But remember, they’re only human!

Photo by Marten Newhall on Unsplash

My toughest interview ever was with a dog named Biff, whom I had decided to profile for the New Yorker. I persuaded his owners that I needed time alone with the dog so I could really get a feel for his personality, so they left us for an hour or two. It only took me a minute to realize the futility of my task, since…

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