So, how does Kurwenal communicate??
the story is true...at least, there was a dog (in fact, several dogs) that a lot of people thought could "talk"--indeed, there was a book published a couple of years back that claimed that the Nazi government, and Hitler himself, were pushing a research program to teach dogs to talk (and use telepathy!!) to function as spies, and Kurwenal and his owner may have been part of a government sponsored program!
Now, before we get too carried away, the author himself says there probably wasn't much actual "talking" going on.
Still...talking Nazi dogs!!!! We should have had those in an Indiana Jones movie...
From Unusual Tales #17 (1959)