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



saw the listing below

in our city’s

rec and ed catalog


thought about 


and how

they don’t really need

a class in this

it seems to come 

quite naturally 

to most of them


how great

it would be

for some

of the humans

to take this class.


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


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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