I'm a dog. Some dogs, like my Aunt Annabelle, get excited when they hear the word "walk" or see their leash come off the hook. Me? There's nothing that gets me more excited than the word "out." My ears perk right up and I start dancing around the room. I head over to the landing and show off my best sit.
Exhibit A: Before "out."
Note: Slicked back ears. Looking straight ahead.
Exhibit B: After "out."
Note: Ears perked up to ensure I heard correctly;
head tilted to emphasize point.