What can we reason but from what we know? -Alexander Pope

Fearless Faith

Reading the room

At the risk of others knowing how often I counsel our dogs, one phrase comes to mind. Read the room. Such wisdom is mostly imparted when calamity is a probable outcome. It is frequently shared when the dogs are not paying one whit of attention to things such as their sworn enemy (the cat) blocking the doorway, or jumping up on someone they are sure they love, but instead knocking them over (the neighbor for instance). In their eager one-size-fits-all focused bearing, they rarely piece together enough pertinent information to make an informed decision before responding rashly. Just ask the deli...


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