Here in blogville, we can get a bit obsessive about our pups.
What makes them happy? Are they frightened? How can we give them the best lives? Are they healthy?
What if Dogs Talked About Us?
I can hear snippets of conversation at the park now:
“Y’know, she might make a good therapy person. I guess we’ll just have to start her in grad school and see if she wants to do it.”
“I don’t like the look of that poop. I should not have let him drink another beer last night.”
“We find her annual breast exam goes much better when we pop Oreos into her mouth the whole time.”
“He’s pretty good one-on-one but when we take him to a party, he just plays in the corner by himself.”
“Every time she goes outside I find her digging in the garden. Do you think I need to give her more exercise?”
“I don’t really like him hanging around that bar. He just humps everything in sight.”
“She’s much calmer around the house if I play music. She seems to like Neil Diamond the best.”
“Do you think her nails are getting a little long? I just hate to cut them. She puts up such a fuss.”
“I’m always tripping over his toys. He leaves them all over the house. Do you think I could teach him to put them away himself?”
“He’s been picking up some really bad habits lately. I think he’s learning from those foul-mouthed rugby players at the park.”
“She’s so shy around other people. I’m thinking of enrolling her in capoeira to boost her confidence.”
“I’d love her to get her good citizen award but she always cries when I leave her.”
“That ball player sure is doing a lot of scratching. Do you think he has fleas?”
Dogs Are Better Than Humans
…at living in the moment. That’s why we don’t have to worry about them obsessing over our activities.
That, and they can’t talk. Whew!
If your dog talked about you the way you talk about her, what would she say?