I’ve learned a lot of things by having dogs. I learned not to leave the new cookies too close to the counter edge. I learned to scoop poop with a plastic bag and not get any of it on me. I learned to get dogs to stop jumping, you can’t have food in your pockets (even your gum). And, recently, I’ve learned that dogs always think the grass is greener. Even if it’s the cold, wet patio on the other side of the sliding door.
Our dogs don’t come in often. Since LB was born, they come in roughly 2 times a month. Their little lives suck. I know this. Sometimes I have pitty on them and take them to the park or for a walk. Sometimes I let them in to eat cherios off the floor. Tonight I let them in to hang out with the fam. Except twenty minutes later they were begging at the door. I said the word “outside?” and they jumped and begged and stood by the door just waiting in utter anticipation for it to open. Dumb dogs. Don’t they know they are ALWAYS out there? Don’t they know it hasn’t changed? Don’t they know they won’t come back in?
“Just remember you asked for it” I told them and slid the door open. I’m sure they understood. Briefly. Until five minutes later they were begging at the door to come in.
I guess I do the same thing.
I bet in Utopia they wouldn’t have internet though.
Dog thing? Man I need to train mine to stay outside longer then 5 minutes.
I think every place has good and bads, you just need to find the ones with the least evil.
By Nicole on 2005 11 16
There’s communes like you describe somewhere around here (the US in general).
Oooh, join a gypsy tribe! You’d have to learn how to do half those things yourself, and you’d get to travel!
And PS - the place you describe is my area - just add in a theme park, boating, camping, etc. Only problem is there’s always going to be some idiot going 90 in a 25, even in a town full of horse-drawn carriages (we have horses [and riders of course] walking/trotting down the highway, too!).
By lanna on 2005 11 16
Sometimes it’s so hard to just be happy with what we’ve got instead of constantly wanting bigger, better, newer… I do it all the time. It’s a good reminder to appreciate what we do have..and to make the best of what we’ve got.
I totally thought of you when I heard about the dude who shot up the Salem courthouse!
By Paige (CoraBelle) on 2005 11 17