January 4, 2010

White Dog, with plenty of time to think during these past few days as she recuperated, has given much thought to the idea of making resolutions for the New Year. She is sort of fascinated by the human idea that on this arbitrary day we stand before the mirror or God or our family and make pledges to change ourselves. "Why?" she asks, "wouldn't you just make those changes across the year when you realize that you want something to be different?" I explained the idea that new beginnings are for the start of the new year and again she was skeptical. "Who even decided that the coldest, darkest, most uninspiring time of the year was the place in the calendar to begin a new year? It makes no sense!" Nonetheless, White Dog, curious observer that she is, decided to experiment with making resolutions. "I won't get punished if I can't do this?" she checked. "Most humans only keep their resolutions for a few weeks at best so I don't think there is a punishment factor to consider," I told her. "OK, then, let's see...

1. I, White Dog, resolve to be more patient with dad when he is slow to get ready for walks or to go to the Park! ("That is a good one," I encouraged);

2. I, White Dog, resolve to try to be more understanding of Dragon when he comes over and wants to horde all of my best stuff! ("Admirable," I said);

3. I, White Dog, resolve to be less of a spoiled and over-demanding Princess when you and dad are busy...no wait, I can't, there's no way I could ever keep that resolution!" ("It is OK, baby girl, we love you just the way you are!")


Suka said...

hey White Dog,

Great resolutions! And I am completely with you on number 3! I wish you success on achieving your goals. It can be hard so don't give up!

Your mom is right in that the new year is a good time for new beginnings. But you are right too, White Dog, that throughout the year there are times when humans can start fresh. Like Spring time, when life begins anew. Good luck!


Hansel said...

Siku, that looks like an excellent plan to try! I think a few of those ben should try out. Especially about the being patient part. he wouldn't last 5 minutes.

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

We are with woo White Dog - and Suka too!

Why once a year?

Just like the khristmas thing? Why do too many hoomans thing those four weeks are the only time to be nice to others?

Why not evFURRY day?

Khyra & Khousin Merdie
PeeEssWoo: Mom says tank woo fur the kind words on today's post!

Teddy Bear said...

Oh, Siku, you are so funny! I know that you will do your best to keep your new year's resolutions. It's very admirable of you to even make them. I agree with Khyra, all these resolutions that the humans make should be practiced all year round.

Teddy Bear

The OP Pack said...

We sure hope White Dog and Steve are both feeling a lot better. So far we haven't made any resolutions - probably wouldn't keep them anyway. We just take it one day at a time. And right now it is all about snow and cold:)

Tail wags, Phantom and Thunder

Life With Dogs said...

Already broke all of mine. It's so much easier that way. ;)

TwoSpecialWires said...

Yes, White Dog. We love you just the way you are.

Jake and Fergi xxoo