Why would a dog want to have a blog?
This is the question I encounter all the time when people find out that I am a writer and a blogger. Why would a dog want to do this? After all, it isn’t really a part of the normal stuff dogs like to do, like play fetch, lick people and roll in smelly stuff.
But I am not your average dog.
I love all that average dog stuff, but there is so much more to me than that. Not to brag (okay, I have no problem with bragging), but I am an exceptionally intelligent dog with an exceptional capacity for love. As such, I feel a certain responsibility to use my dog-given talents for the good of dog- and human-kind.
Does that make me sound egotistical? I don’t mean it that way. I am just one of many trying to make a difference in the world, and for me, the way to do that is by sharing words and images that can help peoples and dogs understand each other better.
So here is why a dog blogs:
Let’s face it: I, like most dogs, have a lot to say.
But I realize that not all peoples speak dog as well as my person does. So I feel it is my sacred duty to speak for all those dogs out there who cannot speak for themselves. This may mean speaking for any number of dogs, for any number of reasons, including:
- Shelter dogs and street dogs (I was one of those once) who need help to find their forever homes
- Shy and fearful dogs who need help getting their peoples to understand what they need to succeed in life
- Dogs who need help getting out of trouble with their peoples
- Dogs who need help negotiating for better treats, bed-sleeping priveleges, more ball playing time, or anything else that makes life better
I don’t discriminate, and I don’t judge. I am an equal opportunity communicator.
From time to time, I come across an issue or a puzzle that needs solving. Or, just something that I really like or dislike. When that happens, I like to share my findings with others so they can benefit from my experience. Of course, they are free to disagree, and I love to discuss different opinions with my peers.
Once in a while I might even change my mind.
Okay, that doesn’t happen too often, but that’s because I am usually right.
Because dogs are funny.
I didn’t have the heart to tell him he was doing it wrong…
This is by far the most important reason that I blog: I love peoples.
I show my person every day that I love her, but sometimes I wonder if that is enough. I have a boundless capacity for love, and I want to share it will all peoples, everywhere. With the understanding, of course, that my person is the best of all peoples.
The best way I can think of to show that love is to help peoples and their canine companions communicate better with each other. Because when we communicate better, we can love each other better. And that, to me, is what life is all about.