Sunday, September 26, 2010

Personality Degeneration

  I have concluded that there are at least two things that can turn a a mature, self-sufficient, cool and collected adult into a babbling idiot.  They are:

  1.  Babies, because what do we do when we see one?  We start talking like a baby to it with some weird expectation that they can understand us and that they will respond in a similar language that we will comprehend.
  2.  Animals, particularly dogs and cats, because, well, just read the above paragraph again.

  Let's just elaborate on dogs for a moment.  How is it that we won't alter our schedule for anyone, including our spouse, the President of the United States, or the Queen of England, but we will reformat our entire day to accommodate swinging by the house to let the dog out for a nature call.
  On the movies, we aren't bothered about all the blood, guts, and mayhem , but we panic if a single hair might be harmed on the dog that is also in the film.
  If we are sick, we will suffer for three weeks and not go to a doctor, but will drop a hundred bucks in a heart beat for a vet if our pet loses its appetite for a meal.
  I have but one bed to sleep in and have to share it, and our dog has three doggie beds scattered throughout the house as well as access to all the furniture, including my bed.  Don't get me wrong, I love our dog and wouldn't change a thing about her, except maybe it's yippy bark. All I am saying is, dogs and babies bring out the best in Humans, showing their compassionate, loving and caring side, and that is a good thing!

It often happens that a man is more humanely related to a cat or dog than to any human being. - Henry David Thoreau

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