Wednesday, June 30, 2010

What are you "saying?"

Don't you just love how some people rattle off wise sayings? I know a couple of people who have a saying that fits almost every situation. But if you know me, you know I like to analyze everything so I just can't let it go sometimes. Take this one for instance:

"You can't teach an old dog new tricks" I hear that a lot and I have a feeling the old dog they are referring to is me. My first thought is why not? A 95 year old woman graduated from college recently so I know it is possible to teach an old dog new tricks too. And you can't use a shock collar on a 95 year old woman either and you can on an old dog. Well I guess you could but it might be frowned on by some people.

But more importantly why would you want to teach an old dog new tricks. I am talking dogs here people forget about the 95 year old woman. I mean imagine you have had this dog for say 10 years and one day you wake up and think: Hmmmm I wonder if I can teach Spike to shake hands? Why didn't you do that when Spike was a puppy? It would have been a lot easier.

I really don't think it is so much that you can't teach him new tricks I think it is more that you start thinking Spike may not be around much longer so why bother. Not that there is anything wrong with going to college at 95. That's all I'm saying.

Have a great day,


The Bug said...

You are a nut. I'm laughing out loud because I was JUST going to say, "what about the 95 year old woman?" when you told me to forget about her. LOLOL!

Gotta Have Faith said...

Hey Greg,

Sorry for commenting late! Better late than never in this case! I think you hit it right on the head! If you wait too long to teach an old dog a new trick, it is your fault in the first place for not teaching it to him when he or she was a pup. Of course this rule does not apply if you rescue an old dog from a shelter or something. The try to teach it if you can.

Dogs are like us, when they reach a certain age, just feed us then leave us the h*ll alone lol...

Talk to you later,

Oh by the way I found a new job started last Thursday... :)

Carmen said...

LOL!! That was a strange but creatively thought out post! I'm still smiling...and I agree with you!