Tuesday, July 01, 2008

In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely train him to be semi-human. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibilty of becoming part dog. - Edward Hoagland

8 comments:

Travis said...

I'm totally part dog... this is EXACTLY right!!!! I'll get down on the floor with a cute doggie and roll, play, get crazy...

I need a doggie

Melissa said...

Yes, almost everyone does :)Except for mean stupid people.

Travis said...

exactly...I'm always suspect of people who don't love dogs.

Melissa said...

Me too and I'm with a cat person! I'm slowly turning him to my side :)

Dan-Eric Slocum said...

Melissa, would you get down on the ground and roll around with Watson? I would love to see that and I'm sure he would love it but I wonder how much blood would be involved.

Melissa said...

I have learned to interpret doggie signals and act accordingly :)Mah momma din't raise no fool. Besides last time I saw him Watson liked me.

AWMaynard said...

I know the Ridgeback and if you entered into the rug wrestle in a friendly way, he would be all puppy. Ultimately though, he would get all ears down and want to snuggle. The nature of the beast is a needy little pup who relishes attention.
To quote the goddess:
"We would rather be praised than punished but punished than ignored."

Melissa said...

Gotta love the Goddess. That is almost word for what I say. I say that dogs love attention they would prefer positive attention, will settle for negative attention and the worst punishment you can give them is to ignore them.

Oh and I'm pretty sure I could Wrassle with Mr. W :)