Why Are We So Derogatory Towards Man’s Best Friend?
Devoted companions and loyal friends.
But we treat them like .. well .. like dogs!
If you talk about something and call it “a dog” you are not paying it a compliment. For example a dog of a car is one that does not go very well. A dog of hole on the golf course is one that is unpleasant.
If you are sent to the dog house you are banished to a place of unpleasantness. If it is unpleasant to live in a dog house, and if a dog’s life is equally unpleasant, shouldn’t we be doing something about the living conditions of our faithful companions?
Working like a dog is no life for anyone, in fact it is rather unpleasant. No wonder dogs end up dog tired – totally drained of energy. Fortunately we don’t often get as sick as a dog, because that is the most unpleasant of illnesses.
Do you have complex yet? If you were a dog you might. But, wait. There are more, lots more.
You can’t teach an old dog new tricks because … they are stupid, ignorant, stubborn … generally not teachable. Old dogs are not very smart but young dogs are … not very smart, which is why they fall in puppy love (not really love).
Old dogs, young dogs, all dogs get put down. Perhaps none as much as female dogs who are berated as a curse.
Perhaps this is an issue that we should not examine. Instead we should let sleeping dogs lie. After all, if we wake them it will be unpleasant.
Not to worry. It will be resolved one day because every dog has his day!