the dog is the god of frolic. – henry ward beecher

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saw the listing below

in our city’s

rec and ed catalog

and

thought about 

 dogs

and how

they don’t really need

a class in this

it seems to come 

quite naturally 

to most of them

but

how great

it would be

for some

of the humans

to take this class.

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the great pleasure of a dog

is that you may make a fool of yourself with him

and not only will he not scold you,

but he will make a fool of himself too.

– samuel butler

credits: youtube, ann arbor rec and ed department

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50 responses »

  1. Excellent post and good idea of using the dog clown class as a jump off point to get your creative juices going, Beth. I love it when a little article helps spark my ideas for a post!
    I enjoy that Samuel Butler quote, used it once after I found it on another blog, way back about a year ago! I think we could substitute any animal or a kid in it, don’t you, Beth? In fact, “the great pleasure of a child. . .” would be exactly perfect, too.

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  2. The problem with ME taking this class is that I’d have a problem being “handled by a friendly stranger”…..I could be wrong – but I could see me BITING the poor, unsuspecting “friendly stranger”….But, hey, what can I say?! That’s just ME!!! 🙂

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  3. Samuel Butler’s quote, that ‘not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too’ puts it well and in a nut shell. But my problem with Dogs is that even when they are praising You, they make a Racket! 🙂

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