Dear Paws to Talk,
Lately, when my humans take me out in public I am flabbergasted. With more frequency, someone cuts in front of me or nudges me out-of-the-way. It seems like this happens in many places such as the dog park and the store. I have seen canines and humans guilty of this behavior.
When I bump into someone or take a long time at the doggie fountain, I apologize. I feel it is the right thing to do. How come there are so many beings out there who don’t do this? What happened to manners?
-Duke the Scottish Terrier
*Sigh* What is the world coming to? We experience this too and it is frustrating. DiDi barks at the offenders. Bella gives them her “who the hell do you think you are” face. That look usually gets the point across.
We haven’t traveled much in our lives but we have seen enough of the world to know that it has become a selfish place. Many species are out to benefit themselves and earn more treats (Installing an alarm system on your treat jar might be a good idea). There is nothing you can do about this.
We think you should look into starting an etiquette class in your neighborhood. If this is something you feel so strongly about then take some action. You will probably feel better discussing manners with peers who share the same beliefs. Make the class interactive. Maybe the group can act out some rude situations and how to react? No one likes a boring lecture.
If you believe in manners then use them. By doing this, you will be one being who is making the world a nicer place. Of course, the next time someone cuts the line you could always flash them Bella’s face. They probably will reconsider their actions after that.
Bella and DiDi
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