August 4, 2015 by The Dog Rules
The Dog Rules is intended to be taken many ways.
Dog and her needs rule a goodly portion of my life. I chose to share my home with her and am forever responsible for her care. These are the Dog Rules focusing on her care, well-being and safety.
The Dog Rules me by merely being her sweet, loving, fun and crazy self. I can’t resist some of her cute antics and she gets her own way. These Dog Rules are a mild form of chaos perpetuated upon a helpless human by a furry being that has me wrapped around her paw.
Then there are the simple Dog Rules, some of which were most clearly expressed by character Scott Turner (played by Tom Hanks) in the 1989 movie Turner & Hooch:
“No barking, no growling, you will not lift your leg to anything in this house. This is not your room. No slobbering, no chewing, you will wear a flea collar. This is not your room. No begging for food, no sniffing of crotches, and you will not drink from my toilet. This is not your room.”
Life with Six Feet:
In my perfect world Dog would go pretty well everywhere with me. Work. Errands. Parties. Vacations… Sadly I cannot include her in everything that I would like. There are even more Dog Rules that get in the way.
My posts will generally my adventures with Dog and the shelter dogs with whom I frequently interact as fitting various Rules as applied to dogs: Obedience and other training. Things that I have found helpful in caring for Dog. Sports/games for/with your dog. Shelter dog stories from a volunteer’s perspective. Since I also work with the cats, there will likely be a few cat
tails tales as well.