Tag: Ten Commandments
When The Pushed Envelope Pushes Back
“Stay, Aspen. Down, Aspen. Heel. Sit.” Sydney spoke commands to the incredibly excitable Aspen, her two-year-old Labrador retriever. That pup is so people-focused that his excitement level very often overcomes his newly-acquired skill set. Learned obedience. The poor guy has a way to go. He’s such a happy dog that when folks come to…
The Genetic Conundrum: Why Am I Me?
I watched five-year-old Isley plop down in front of yet another episode of “My Little Pony”. In her perfect world, it would be a castle, ponies–the names and personalities of each of them as familiar to her as her own name–various other critters, and her. Her world. What fascinated me was the way she sat. Her…