Let’s play the “WHAT IF” game! If reincarnation is an option—would you return as a Dog? Let’s play the “WHAT IF” game! If reincarnation is an option—would you return as a Dog? I’ve heard many people say—“ I’d love to ‘come back’ as so-n-so’s Dogs—man! they’ve got it made!” Really? I always look those uninformed folks in the eye and say- “Geez–Ya better be careful what Ya wish for!” Before you commit to placing your soul into an animal with That short a life span—That lack of options to control his environment–That painful mental and emotional frustration from the lack of ability to communicate with those he would most like to impress—And That much lack of good judgment in remaining loyal to those sub-humans who constantly inflict harsh physical and emotional abuse for reasons unknown—-Ya better think twice!

For those fortunate Dogs who belong to people who understand the value of having a loyal friend– “Dog people” as we are referred to–folks who cherish their relationship with their family Pets—Yep! For those lucky Dogs life can be a blessing. This kind of existence will mean good food-proper health care-plenty interactive communication with the family-lots of exercise-and a very happy life. For those Dogs who belong to women or men who ‘over-dote’ on Pets—Life can be a game of “Gottcha!” Their Dog is never given any specific parameters–and Is void of impulse control. He or she is allowed to jump on—bark at—nip—lean against or bump any guests of the owner—who are unfortunate enough to visit. SO—-WHAT IF—that Dog suddenly finds it’s self “on the street” so to speak. Who will forgive him or her for the bad behavior they exhibit?. How will that Dog handle ejection? You say– “Hey It’s the owner’s problem—It’s not Your Dog.”—Or–“To each his own.” Or—“Whatever works for them!” Really? Come on—If I can show someone that having a Dog trained to be a good citizen could save that Dog’s life—doesn’t that justify my butting into their business?

Dogs who are led to believe that life is “On Demand” will not survive well if suddenly they find themselves in a real world situation. Lost—alonechallenged by other Dogs and People. Confused at the least—This Dog’s chances are slim. I know that every Dog is happiest when he orshe can fulfill their nature according to their breed and that means helping them learn and earn theJOB for which they were bred. During the process They will develop focus and impulse control.For years there have been so many theories on Dogs and their dependant relationship withhumans– it boggles the minds of those of us who seek the truth. Research Data is updated yearly.

So—WHAT IF we accept the fact that Dogs have 84% of our DNA. What? That’s correct—84 dad-gum percent! That is why my dear friends—they areused in research laboratories. (By the way -Horses 84%–Cows 85%–Mice—88%) What do we do with that kind of information? Does that make you feel closer to them? Well—DNA is a molecule called deoxyribonucleic—which is the carrier of genetic information. It makes each breed of Dog who they are. To me–the major important connection is the similar number of Insidious Illnesses and diseases we have in common—Allergies-Arthritis-Cancer-Diabetes Dental disease —Heart-Kidney-Liver-and so on. 5. Most of these major medical problems can be blamed on OBESITY.

WHAT IF——we had the ability to control what our Dogs eat? OH!—WAIT!—WE DO have control  don’t we! WE have control over our Dog’s very life—from the time we accept the responsibility of adding them to our family—until they pass on. Being your Dog’s wise leader may be a challenge, inconvenient and expensive—but it is the right thing to do! Coming back as a Dog—-not the smart thing to do!

“WHAT If” We all started off the New Year determined to make it Memorable in the best of ways! Spread the word my Dear Friends—give advice and aid to those who lack the knowledge of caring for their Dogs. Give them tips for options of training facilities—available Veterinary Care, the names of local rescues and shelters.

We’re “Dog People.” Our Dogs are a part of our 6. Lives—and we’re blessed to have them.I wrote a poem a few years ago—playing the “WHAT IF GAME.” I wondered as a trainer, how I would approach a Wolf to convince Him to join me as a companion. This is what I would do: I avoid his eyes, and whisper softly–“Give me your trust and your mind–I will teach you about my world, andYou will reveal to me your true and Innocent nature.” “Do not test my tolerance for maliciousbehavior—and I will be consistent in patience.” “We have evolved and survived tothis place in time—Let us be friends.”

May the coming year be your best ever!