CASUAL – OR LIVING WITH DOGS

Casual.

It’s one of the big pluses of dogs as housemates. Whether or not there’s a human in there too, the dogs have a way of dominating the relationship and they don’t care what you wear. They don’t care if you wear. They simply don’t care.

Their permanent fur coats go from clean and delightful — for 24 hours following a major cleanup — to scruffy and full of leaves, sticks, rocks and who knows what else. As far as they are concerned, that’s all just fine. They never understand why you would prefer the smell of soap to the yummy odors of yard.

They expect no better — or worse — from you.

So if your cleaning mandate is non-obsessive and your dress code leaves “casual” far back in the dust? Live with dogs. The more, the merrier.



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  1. Cats don’t seem to get that “smell” to them…. which is good, because heaven help the unfortunate soul who tries to bathe a cat. I was lucky to escape with my life from that experience when they had fleas. The boys are still presentable even without having been washed in over five years…

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  2. You’re right. We could all take lessons on happiness from dogs. Our two keep me grounded.

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  3. When I had dogs I always seemed to be mud smeared. These days I do it for myself πŸ™‚

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  4. I think that dogs understand that since their owners are mentally challenged a certain degree of tolerance on the part of the dog is required to the human’s peculiar habits. Humans are far too focused on appearances because they give so much of their brain function to the visual sense at the expense of their other senses.

    Dogs know full well that there’s more than just meets the eye to fully appreciate what life has to offer.

    What can soap tell you that some really good strong odours can’t? πŸ˜‰

    love.

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  5. so true Marilyn- they force us into casual!!

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  6. Right now, at this very moment, one of my dogs thinks he’s being slick and trying to sneak food off of my plate. He knows better, and he’s not actually going for it, but he’s looking for the nearest opportunity. He’s not as slick as he thinks he is. ^_^

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    • They all think they are very sneaky. We are simply even sneakier. I’m pretty sure they do a mental calculation of how fast THEY are versus how fast we are NOT and if they grab it and run, can we catch them?

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  7. They are cute, Marilyn.
    Leslie

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  8. Truer words! Living with pets has to be casual because…. πŸ™‚ I had dogs once upon a time and learned quickly what casual meant. I live with a Chantilly, a rare breed of cat, and let me tell you, CASUAL is the name of the game because blankets, sheets, floors are constantly covered as he has 3 sets and 3 lengths of hair which constantly fall and although he’s a very clean cat, it’s endless. I love him and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

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  9. Our furry kids always have a knack for making us smile or laugh even when we’re not in the mood.

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  10. Dogs are the best. I totally agree with your post!!

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  11. Dogs have a way of making us more down-to-earth. They know what’s really important — love, forgiveness, loyalty, and FUN.

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  12. I’m a dog person, and I couldn’t agree more with your post. My dog, Chase, doesn’t care what I look like or how I dress. As long as I feed him, take him for walks, and love him, he’s happy. Dogs are smart, but simple. It makes them so much easier to live with than some humans. Wonderful pictures.

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  13. Been there, done that. Still do!!!

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