On the hottest days of the year, Polly Brown, the Nova Scotia-based talking dog, stays cool and refreshed with what her mum calls "pupsicles."
Without a recordable word button for “popsicle,” Polly combines two words that she does have the ability to say in order to explain what she wants:
Big shoes to fill
Polly is not the first non-human animal to combine words as a workaround for expressing herself with words she does not yet have the means to use. Koko the gorilla, who famously mastered many words in a simplified form of ASL, combined the words "finger" and "bracelet" to refer to a ring.