Dear Paws to Talk,
I am a gregarious canine. Each day, I try to have as much fun as possible. This includes jokes, long play sessions and lots of laughs. Some of my friends call me goofy but I’m just living life to the fullest.
Recently, my humans took me to obedience school. This was a shock to my system. Now, at least once a week, I have to practice sitting and speaking on command among other things. Are they trying to change my personality? Is it okay to be silly?
-Casey the Schnauzer
Given that I am the silliest member of my family (including the humans), Bella and I agreed I should answer this letter.
I tend to make funny faces a lot. My family laughs at my looks but all I am trying to do is contemplate important world issues. Sometimes you can be silly without realizing it.
Then there are times when silliness is the only thing on the agenda. For example, when I execute one of my heart-stopping sneak attacks on Bella. I usually hide behind a bush and then leap out in front of her as she walks by. She gets too tense.This maneuver usually solves the problem.
It is refreshing to be silly. Life is too boring without jokes, gaffes and laughs. However, learning some obedience is important too. Not all species have the sense of humor that you do. There may be times where a canine who can sit on command is greatly appreciated.
It seems like your humans are making sure you have all the social skills you may need in life. Just because you are learning some etiquette doesn’t mean you have to change your personality. Be who you are but also have an open mind while you are in obedience school.
Please write back with some good jokes I can use on Bella.
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