The 19th century Portuguese writer, Eça de Queiros, recounts how his dog left canine correspondence on his desk, to be delivered to his cat. 

A few days ago I found on my desk some paper covered in barely legible scrawl which proved to be a letter from my dog, Don José, to my cat, Pussy, giving his impressions of France.  

We aren’t told how the cat responded, if at all. 

Source: Eça de Queiros, Eça’s English Letters, trans. by Alison Aiken and Ann Stevens (Manchester: Carcanet, 2000), p. 130

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