I beg to differ …

They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. I beg to differ.

Garry at the riverYou can’t? Ever owned dogs? If you have the right treat, you can teach a dog of any age whatever you want. A piece of liverwurst? That old dog will do the tango then sing Stars and Stripes Forever with particular emphasis on the piccolo solo.

But I know you aren’t really talking about dogs. You’re talking about people. Older people and if you are a heterosexual woman, you’re talking about … men. Guys. Probably your Other Half. Him, the one in the recliner.

In my humble experience, you can’t teach young guys anything. They know everything already. Just ask them. On the other hand, you can teach old guys plenty, especially if it doesn’t involve climbing ladders, getting up really early, driving long distances, or turning off the television.

Nan now.

Nan now.

Everything else? It’s all in the presentation. If you can figure out a way to transmit the information without triggering any of his hot buttons? You’re home free. Which hot buttons? That’s your problem. I’ve got my own husband.

BonnieAs for the dogs, anything that tastes or smell like liver works. Or salami. As for our furry kids? If it is remotely edible, they’ll take it. They are not picky.

All summer, they favored watermelon, but with the ending of the season, they are back to backing for anything I have in my hand on the theory that “how bad can it be?” They really aren’t picky.

Bonnie will go pretty far for a slightly used paper napkin. This does not work with men, although I’m told that pizza has a similar effect.

Stop laughing, do you hear me? Stop! No one takes me seriously.



Categories: Ethics and Philosophy, Law, Media, Personal, Sayings and Platitudes, social media, Words

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25 replies

  1. Not much of a beer drinker.., but did someone mention PIZZA!?

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  2. Now Marilyn, I assure you that I take you seriously in every way when that is what you are writing for. Unless I really missed the mark…….I am like the ones above………..the tears are there…….and they ARE serious……….in a tongue and cheek way, LOL………..good one there…….loved the paper napkin bit! KEITH

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  3. Fun, as usual. I live alone, by choice, and am having a helluva time teaching myself new tricks. Don’t make me have to eat stinky dog treats, please.
    Patti

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  4. I’m seriously laughing here 😉

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  5. Tears, tears I’m telling ya. I’m laughing so hard they are attacking my face. Stop making me laugh will you please? I needed a cute story right now. Thanks!

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  6. ohhh, I take you very seriously!

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