Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Doggie Morals

I know that not everyone feels the urge to wax poetic about dogs, and that's cool with me. Vive la diffĂ©rence. But some people live at the other end of the spectrum, showing unkindness toward dogs, and that is wholly uncool. Do you suppose those people have trouble seeing dogs as thinking, feeling creatures who care deeply about things? 

To help those people out, I submit this video of Gracie wrestling with her own desire, remorse, restraint, avoidance, resignation, speculation, and hope.

And just in case those same people think that all dogs are alike, I submit another piece of evidence I found, depicting a different inner dialogue entirely. 

Today I think I'll go out of my way to do a special kindness for a dog, to help make up for some of those other people.


  1. I am very much like Gracie when it comes to the last slice of pizza....I know I shouldn't eat it, nor do I need it....but God, there it is and it looks so good.....
    Gracie is a real lady.

    1. Thanks, Susan! And you're right--Gracie has far more self-control than anyone else in this house!


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