Dogs are great teachers. Sophy taught me something important this week. It was something I knew intellectually but I haven't always put it into practice.
She hates when I play Nintendo Wii. She thinks I should be paying attention to her instead. And she's smart enough to know that if one tactic doesn't work, try another.
She tried pawing me. That didn't work.
She tried barking at me. That didn't work either.
She tried climbing in my lap. I shoved her off.
She tried climbing in my lap and licking my face. I started laughing so hard I had to put down the remote and pet her because who can be angry at so much affection?
Sophy reminded me of two very important lessons this week:
1) If something doesn't work, try something else.
2) Affection is far more likely to get results than chastising the person. We want to give attention and affection to and be with those who love us—not those who are constantly scolding us for who we are and what we do.
Sending blessings and safe and gentle (((((((hugs))))))),