Saturday, December 22, 2012

Staying Alert

Dogs don't have special days. Humans do. They invent them and decide they'll have specific feelings on that day. Often they're disappointed. My advice this week is not to have any expectations of any kind under any circumstances. I stay alert and enjoy each moment for what it is.
However, having lived closely with humans for some time, I have noticed that expectations seem necessary to them. So my alternative advice is to plan to feel disappointed on the special day (Christmas or your birth date, for instance) and then your expectation is quite likely to be met.



My Answer to an Unwanted Invitation (See previous blog.)
"Thank you for asking me but I can't." Be polite but don't explain.
Thought for the Day (Canine)
Always sit near an old human on special days. They drop more food.
Favourite Things
Book:     Dumb Witness by Agatha Christie
Food:     Stuffing
Song of the Week
Hear me sing it HERE

10 comments:

  1. One creative way of dealing with those horrible holidays is to celebrate them when you're ready for them and to not be so tied to traditional dates. For instance we've just celebrated Christmas today here, the 22nd because we (me & family) felt today was a good day for Christmas. It's snow outside here anyway and it will look the same next week. Who cares. Merry Christmas, Tony!

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  2. I am happy to see you here again, Mr Timberman. Your advice is very sensible - similar to something I might advise myself. Usually the obvious, reasonable answer is not popular with humans but that's not so in your case. Thank you for sharing you insights.

    With friendship

    Tony Russell

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  3. Your alternative advice made me laugh out loud, little pup. It is fantastic advice that I simply must put into practice. Your canine 'thought for the day' also cracked me up. My alternative advice to it is to sit near drunk people- they are also prone to dropping food... however, they may also accidentally step on you or kick you... so please use caution.

    p.s. Ever had stuffing with cranberries in it? It's delightful!

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    1. Your alternative advice is very sound, Ms Kara, and there are plenty of drunk humans around at this time of year. I tend to put on a few pounds - my next post will follow up on that thread among others.

      Stuffing with cranberries is on my list to try next year.

      Thank you, my friend.

      Tony Russell

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    1. The deleted comment pretended to be from a cat. It was just a human being a bit silly.

      Tony Russell

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  5. Tony dispenses his unique insights in a totally understandable & practical way unlike the other philosophers, sages, and lifestyle gurus. He has no bones to bury, he is a natural. Looking forward to more blog installments as we await the release date of 'Small White Dog'.

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    1. It is always very nice to have a comment from a new visitor. Thank you, Mr Mark. It's rewarding to know that you find my views helpful and I hope you come back to read more.

      Kind regards

      Tony Russell

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    1. Hello again, Ms Toni. Did you know that we share two names, not just one? You see my full name is Tony M Russell (I won't reveal what the M stands for but you will know). A strange coincidence.

      You have brightened my already bright day with your comment.

      Warmly

      Tony Russell

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