Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. ~ Victor Frankl
Is My Dog Nice?
You ask that with a straight and unknowing face while the fury of your dog is full-on orbiting in a gnashing bark-fest at the end of their leash? Is my dog nice? Yes! And, she’s 125-pounds of nice. Though, your dog’s an asshole! Why do people ask that? Oh, I see. People don’t see themselves when they brush their teeth in the morning. That must be it. People don’t see themselves. Hmmm. Well, maybe the Ego is NOT such a bad thing after all. Dismissing it is just another shame-born gesture? Ok, then. No matter. The Ego is a short-timer anyway. It’s my understanding that it comes on so strong, because it can only last 2 minutes at a time. So, having problems with it? Just do deep breathing for 3 minutes, and then don’t be surprised when you open back in and look around and go, “So, what was so pressing? What was the problem, again?”
Please Inspect Your Expectations
Your dog may be telling you more than you know. You…. may be telling yourself more than you know. Strike that. Aren’t you?!!
Note: This blog will now have more of a Bukowski bent. Unrepentant. Zero shame. Zero explanation. Not comfortable with that and yourself and owning your stuff? Cool. No judgment, though, I suggest you leave. I will not respond to further private messages or comments that play the explaining or demeaning cards either way. Please make your comments in public, so that you have to take responsibility for how they come across in the context of the rest of us here who care about shit n stuff, and sometimes even some stuffstance. Clear?!
And, you lurkers who like x like 25 in under 12 seconds? Please go the fuck away, too. You are skewing my stats, and sending me an inordinate amount of bullshitic emails. I’d rather sincere engagement. 2 weeks from now, I will track through and remove you all. I will respect you more if you remove yourself. Tick tick tick… . . . . . . . . .
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January 16, 2021 at 11:06 am
I never ask that question. It’s a dumb question. Dogs are nice to those who belong in the pack, and vary in the niceness they show to outsiders. Dogs can be quite xenophobic. I talk to the dogs, not the owners, and the dogs seem to appreciate I’m paying attention to them and not their people. I love the old classic joke played out by Inspector Clouseau when he asks the man if his dog bites. The man says “No!”, Clouseau reaches down to pet the dog and it bites him. He says “I thought you said your dog doesn’t bite?” The man replies “That’s not my dog!”
January 16, 2021 at 11:15 am
BTW I know how that shark feels.
January 18, 2021 at 8:14 am
🙂 Amen on all!
January 18, 2021 at 7:35 am
Out of curiosity – have you been blanket bombed by Operation X? They nearly exploded my phone this morning with 100+ likes in a matter of a few minutes… Wtf?
January 18, 2021 at 8:13 am
Yes. I just unfollowed them, and commented on their blog about 100 likes in under 3 minutes to not like unless they have read. If necessary, I will make efforts to report and block them. They just hit 3,000 followers and are in a manic mode. I’ll check back in the next several days to see if they’ve calmed down. Plus, cutting them off at the knees will be more effective when they are not all hopped up .
January 18, 2021 at 8:23 am
That’s my first knowledge of them today and I am bamboozled as to how they made 3000 followers. I’ll just idly wish that they accidentally sit on a nest of fire ants…
January 18, 2021 at 8:33 am
Me as well. And, I received not only likes on my blog, but an email for every like they placed on comments I made on yours.. I am wondering if they are playing in a presenteeism-everyone-gets-a-trophy culture that nurtures weak people, and makes people weak. Appalled is a word, though I’m not even going to grimace to get to that point. Not worth it. It’s a day that ends in ‘y.’ They all do. And, I have no desire to let some bullshitic “It’s a Monday” come into my life where my office is mine rather than going into someone else’s and re-starting the bitching for the week. I don’t re-start the bitching, as I am generally positive AND don’t stop bitching.
Bitch on with a 🙂 ! Heck, there have to be enough intelligent people and Engineers in Hell by now that I bet they have central air.
January 18, 2021 at 8:40 am
“bullshitic” 🤣 I’m stealing that and I’ll see you in Hell 🤣