Long, long ago, animals could talk just like humans. All animals knew the secrets of the natural world, but only Dog knew the secrets of the Creator.
Trying to impress his friends one day, Dog called out: "Gather around, and I will tell you the secrets of the Creator."
The Creator heard Dog's offer and became angry. To teach Dog a lesson, he took the power of speech away from him. Since that time, when Dog wants to say something, he wags his tail instead of his tongue.
Story text and images © Lori Langer de Ramírez