After a particularly stressful week, I had the pleasure of attending the Novi Pet Expo last Sunday. While there I was watching the Rock -N- Roll K9 Performance Team and had an epiphany.
When dogs meet other dogs they don’t care if the dog has black fur, gray fur, brown fur, white fur, if they have mixed color fur. Dogs don’t care if they are pure bred or “mixes.” They don’t care about what country they each emigrated from. They sniff the butts of the opposite sex and the same-sex. They don’t care. They just ARE. They do their jobs. They come together. (I apologize for my wobbly video below, watch for the last dog that has a “thank you” sign)
I was overcome with pride and emotion when I watched these adorable dogs parading around the ring. This was just what I needed after a week of filthy attacks that were being shot like missiles from “friends” as well as “foes.” I admit that I shot off quite a few myself. The entire week had made me physically ill, I couldn’t think, couldn’t function, that is, until Sunday when I observed these wonderful dogs working as a TEAM. My “take-away?”
I wish that more people
would learn something from dogs