Story Time: Don’t Talk Just Look, Listen

Shih Tzu (Toy breed) cuddled in his blanket lying in his bed

Dug made it clear he wasn’t going to let me get any work done this morning.  First, he came over and sat close to me while I was sitting at my desk. Then he moved toward the center of the room and started growling and barking.

I thought he wanted a pick-up, but when I reached for him, he ran.
After a few minutes of this back and forth,  Dug sat by the closet.

Maybe he wanted his toys, I wondered. After opening the door, Dug sniffed around before sitting down again.

I pulled out the toy bag. Dug sniffed it and seemed to give up. He decided to lie down on the stairs.

That’s when it hit me. Did Dug think his “blankie” was in the closet?

Sure enough, when I brought out his blanket – he perked up and cuddled it.

I said, “Nah, that was too easy.”

So I replayed the encounter in my mind and came to the point when he first sat by me.

A-HA!

I go to the storeroom, get his bed, put it near me, and Dug walks over with the blanket and settles in for his morning nap.

The Non-Verbal Adventures of Dug-a-lee reminded me,
no words are Neccessary to effectively communicate your message.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi rips up the state of the union speech
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi holds up a copy of President Donald Trump’s speech after tearing it up after he spoke at the 2020 State of the Union Address on Capitol Hill.
State of the Union address, Washington DC, USA – 04 Feb 2020