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A Little More Action February 2, 2014

Filed under: Man's Best Friend — Wiley Schmidt @ 9:42 pm
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ListeningWe don’t have a choice. Even if we did, I’m not sure any of us would change it. There is something us canines are really gifted at. One, because we can’t talk. But more importantly (if you ask me), because we care. We are great listeners. It’s part of our charm.

You see, I think a lot of people make the mistake of thinking it takes at least two people to have a conversation. That’s not always the case. Mom talks to herself all the time. Sometimes she talks to me. And lately she’s been talking to baby Carter.

He doesn’t talk back, but he doesn’t have to. He listens. He might not understand a thing she’s saying, but he doesn’t have to. He listens. And I stand by doing what dogs do best. Listening.

I realized today there is a lesson to be learned from this. “Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you’d have preferred to talk,” suggested newspaper columnist Doug Larson. Sometimes I do wish I could talk. And these are the moments its probably best I listen.

Even if I had a choice, I don’t think I would change that.


26 Responses to “A Little More Action”

  1. scrapydo Says:

    I agree, I show my mum with my ears, tail and eyes that I understand and know how she feels. I makes her feel better when she speaks out and I only have to be there to listen! We dogs know about listening. LOL paws up to you!

  2. Lyn Says:

    Dogs understand why they (and we) have two ears and only one mouth. We should use them in that proportion. Your blog isn’t called Wiley’s Wisdom for nothing my friend ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. utesmile Says:

    Listening is a skill for us humans, and not everybody is good at it. I talk to myself too, I thought it is age but hey it might not be… ๐Ÿ™‚ I read somewhere:” I talk to my self because sometimes I need expert advice.” I like that. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. That’s why we have ONE mouth and TWO ears. Listening is important. Well done, W.

    Love and licks,

  7. Cupcake said it the best – I agree :o) (although my ears are mostly out of order)

  8. fredrieka Says:

    good words of wisdom

  9. huntmode Says:

    Depends on the topic, Wyles… Grin. Most times, people just want to be heard. When you talk out loud to yourself, at least there is no miscommunication, eh?

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  11. A lot can be said for listening. For the first time in a very long time he and I sat down together and discussed the problems, had we done it soon. properly talked and more importantly listened and understood, we may have been able to save us!!

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