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Joy: From the Ground Up

If Dogs Ruled The World June 13, 2013

There’s a lot of controversy in politics today. I don’t know a lot about it, but from what I gather from the television a lot of people spend a lot of time debating a lot of things that may or may not actually come to pass in the legal system. While I wouldn’t dare imply these conversations are anything other than necessary stepping stones to the betterment of the world we live in, sometimes I feel like there’s far too much talk leading to not enough action.Love in Truth, Truth in Love

Maybe its the canine in my brain. Most of us dogs act before we think. We make decisions based on impulse rather than a process of deduction or inference. I know (in my mind) it’s not safe to chase that rabbit into the street but it doesn’t stop me from doing it anyway. That grape that falls to the floor could kill my doggie kidneys, but I gulp it up anyway. And (on a more serious note) my instinct is to share my joy with the world even though I’m not certain how eloquently my intentions translate.

Understanding this fundamental difference in processing, I wonder sometimes what it would be like if dogs ruled the world. I have often dreamed of myself in a suit and tie making my way up the steps of Capitol Hill. (This little guy has big thoughts to share with the world.) In my dream, I stand to represent all other dogs wishing to make a difference in the lives of people. I walk my way up to the podium with my list of bills I wish to present for consideration to become laws, I dust off my pants, and I begin.

Love your neighbor as yourself, I say.

And the dream always ends the same way – with the room in an uproar of laughter at my (allegedly ridiculous) proposal. I don’t even get to say my other ideas (like including putting an end to animal cruelty) before I’m escorted away from the podium. I always wake feeling completely and utterly helpless. Feeling helpless is the absolute worst, especially when I know in my heart that us dogs have an abundance of love to share with the world.

So I stand by my idea, even if I never get my moment in Washington DC. To me, we could all use a visit back to basics. I don’t care what those people in my dream think. Like ancient Greek philosopher Plato, I stand for love and its power to change the world.

“Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise, the amazement of the Gods,” Plato said.

There’s a lot of controversy in politics today I feel could be solved with some simple doggie truths that are fundamental to our way of life. Listen when you wish you could speak. Love when you want to hate. Make change when you feel comfortable with the status quo. And (perhaps most important of all) stand proudly when others sit because you believe in the power of truth in love.


25 Responses to “If Dogs Ruled The World”

  1. I would not laugh at you Wiley. I stand proudly with yoowooowooooooooo! Ku

  2. What a wonderful platform you represent.
    Wiley I would vote for you for sure.
    We humans are a little slow.
    Going back to the basics may be the only way we survive.

    • I wouldn’t say humans are slow. At least not the ones with dogs (or other pets) in their lives. πŸ˜‰ Thank you for your vote of confidence, and your kind words! πŸ™‚

  3. A little less conversation – a little more action. That’s the idea, Wiley. Hear, hear.

  4. Lyn Says:

    If dogs ruled the world, I’m sure there would be a nice roast leg of lamb on every place! Wiley, if you ever decide to run for Congress, I’ll make a donation to your campaign xxx

  5. utesmile Says:

    I would vote for you Wiley, you stand for the right thing! Love you!

  6. Wiley, do you need a secretary? Pawkiss, Little Binky πŸ˜€

  7. Wiley, never worry about how eloquently your ideas translate. I’ve never met a more eloquent, expressive, articulate dog. Similar to one of Mom’s favorite books, Everything I Need to Know, I Learned In Kindergarten, the world would be a warmer place if Everything We Needed to Know, We Learned When We Were Puppies!

    Love and licks,

    • Dear Cupcake,
      As usual, your words warm my soul. Thank you for complimenting my writing. And yes! I am familiar with that book about kindergarten. Those little people are so brilliant, aren’t they? As are you, dear friend.
      Lots of love,

  8. If I would be in the room, I would not laugh. I would give you standing ovations – that’s for sure.

  9. Oh Wiley I would vote for YOU for President ANY DAY! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  10. Basil Says:

    I’d vote for you for certain!

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