Tuesday, May 21, 2013
A point to remember
I walk my dog in the wee hours of the morning.
I have yet to ascertain his criteria for, Acceptable sniffing
or Let's just keep moving, Mom.
When it comes to acceptable sniffing my pup demonstrated an important principle.
No really, he did. Let me explain.
Chester went up to the wooden fence. Neither pup could see the other, but there was lots of sniffing and tail wagging. At least that I could see on Chester's part.
When Chester barked.
The pup behind the fence barked.
Chester remarked on the bark.
It was at this point I had to pull him away. It was 4:00 am after all and people were probably trying to sleep.
As we walked away I commented to him,"You have the sniff and wag down to an art. However it was the vocalization of the sniff and wag that was your undoing."
It was then I realized that Chester had demonstrated the principle of ...
Are you ready?
Show don't tell.