My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I have a Siberian Husky named Chocnut for 2 years now and I’m happy that she is part of us. Definitely worth reading if you are a dog lover. After reading this, I’m so glad I didn’t let other people train my dog. I love my dogs just normal as they are coz I just can’t stand the fact that dogs should be rigidly taught on how they should act and behave. I don’t like my dogs being robotic, following each and every command and gesture I make. I like them to be free to choose and communicate what they want.
I adopted a dog because a chose to have a new member of the family as humanely treated as possible. “NOT” a pet slave who gives their owners’ satisfaction. If I am to teach my dog, I want to teach her just as I would teach and guide people too. That is through proper communication with a clear sense of freedom of choice. If I become a bad dog owner or parent, that is my fault so there is more responsibility involved.
So yeah its ok for me, if once in a while my dogs don’t follow me coz’ being disobedient is also a sign intelligence.
As the children grow up you feel that you are an example, a support for them; that even after you die your children will always keep your thoughts and feelings, because they have received them from you, they will take on your semblance and likeness. So you see this is great duty. How can it fail to draw the father and mother nearer? People say it’s a trial to have children. Who says that? It is heavenly happiness!
-Notes From The Underground (1864)-
A wife who loses a husband is called a widow.
A husband who loses a wife is called a widower.
A child who loses his parents is called an orphan.
There is no word for a parent who loses a child.
That’s how awful the loss is.
– Jay Neugeboren – An Orphan’s Tale – 1976