Sunday, May 27, 2012

Almost Always An Agenda

My sweet daughter-in-law took this picture last winter and I love the way it illustrates the preciousness of a relationship between a little girl and her dog.  It's pure and sweet and honest.

One of the many things I love about my pets is the absolute fact that they almost always do not have a hidden agenda.  They are up front about their intentions.  For example, when they are thirsty, they drink water from their bowl.  No hidden agenda.  When they are tired, they just stretch out wherever they want and go to sleep. Nothing secretive there either.  When they go to the door, they really want to go outside - they aren't just pretending to see if they can get some reaction. ( If your dog wants to be near you, it might lay at your feet, jump up in the chair beside you or even sit in your lap.)  Dogs generally offer a simple display of affection.  They may have a little agenda when they beg for food but it's at least an obvious and justifiable one and they don't seem to be embarrassed about it later when somebody brings it up....If you find that people you associate with almost always have their own selfish and hidden agenda, I recommend trying the unconditional love of a dog.  Get a happy smile on your face too -  (See reference below-Annie Grace & Frankie, 2011)

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