Because the Seer hasn’t had much experience training dogs, she has always tongue in cheek claimed that she isn’t a “doggy person .” The new family puppy that she got in response to her daughter’s job that entails the removal of the bodies of the deceased during this particularly stressful time, seemed very fond of her, however. I decided to find out how successful she was at being the puppy’s caregiver. I heard her talk to the puppy in the following way:
The Seer: “ Now Trixie, we’ve spoken about this before. To expect different results when you apply the same cause is faulty reasoning. I can tolerate the occasional mess on the Persian rug, but I will not indulge flawed deduction.”
Trixie (AKA as the Sock Bandit): “Woof!” (looking hopefully at the doggy treat bag).
The Seer: “If you keep biting the other dogs, you won’t have any friends to play with. The only friend you’ll have is the stuffed pink monkey who doesn’t seem to mind.”
Trixie (still looking hopefully at the doggy treat bag): “Woof woof!”
The Seer: “Good, I’m glad you agree. This has been a productive little talk. Thank you for listening.”
Trixie finally gets her long-awaited treat.
Conclusion: The Seer may have a point: She is not a “doggy person.”