Yes, she can do it, but she is so wiggy and over-reactive that very few people beside myself have seen her read. Some say it's a trick and that I am somehow giving her subtle signals. Others say I am a witch. In fact, many dogs can read, but feel--perhaps rightly--that there simply isn't anything worth reading these days. The essay you mention is in Hoboken Fish and Chicago Whistle. It aired in 1988.