I disagree with the title of this video, which is “Dogs Who Fail at Being Dogs.” I believe the title should be “Dogs Excelling at Being Dogs,” because they all pick themselves up and move on with their mission, whether to grab the ball, jump up on the chair, or get the treat. I adore dogs’ ability to roll with the punches, and I often think of their mental agility when I am faced with difficulties. I will admit, however, some of these clips are very funny.
Next time life knocks you on your keister, think WWMDD–What would my dog do?
I am the youngest of four children, raised in the old-fashioned Irish-American way. I suspect my mother encouraged me to write from an early age to keep me out of her hair, although she may have regretted the decision when my teachers began to call about the controversial stories I was writing. Thus I began my career of butting heads with the good sisters at my Catholic elementary school, and ended it by leaving high school for college with no diploma. I wear my high-school dropout badge rebelliously and proudly.
In college, I became fascinated with the Middle Ages, which was described as a “starry night” by one of my professors. So began a trek through languages and legends that informs my narrative non-fiction and historical fiction, as well as my blogs.
I love feedback and enjoy discussing ideas. I have an accountability blog for the Round of Words in Eighty Days entitled Leavekeeping; I write a blog on literary history, intellectual history, and the history of words entitled Lapidary Prose. I'm on Twitter and Facebook; my email is email@example.com.
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