Goin' to the Dogs!

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Besides the silly things that we put our dogs through (& they seem so willing to tolerate to make us happy ;)), let's look at how this relationship develops :).

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No, that is not really the dog's thought :D. He or she is just worried that you may park that shopping cart somewhere and they might have trouble climbing out and following your precious footsteps wherever you go.

This 100+ year old essay is in this month's Atlantic magazine but you can read the original, 1910 article HERE.

And this is a few lines from the introduction: "The most beautiful sight in the world, I once heard it said (by myself, to be honest), is the expression in the eyes of an intelligent, sweet-tempered pup, — a pup old enough to take an interest in things about him, and yet so young as to imagine that everybody will be good to him; so young as not to fear that any man or boy will kick him, or that any dog will take away his bone. In the eyes of such a pup there is a look of confiding innocence, a consciousness of his own weakness and inexperience, a desire to love and be loved, which are irresistible. In older dogs one is more apt to notice an eager, anxious, inquiring look, as if they were striving to understand things which the Almighty had placed beyond their mental grasp ..."
 

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Out of the 10 dogs I've shared my life with, Tippi alone embraced dressing up. She fashioned herself a cover girl model; it was one of the many jobs she assigned herself (along with escorting the cat in and out of the front door, making sure a ringing phone got answered, and a variety of other tasks) and she took it very seriously. A prime example of a working dog's need to work. She was such a little ham, and I'll always miss her.

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Her companion, Prince, was plainly saying 'Can we please take off this stupid winter wear now?" while little Miss Tippi was trying hard to make certain this important camera shot was a success.

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