This week I'm posting some of my "drafted" post. This post, written last summer got lost somewhere down the line, but still holds true to this day.
I am rather quiet, shy, introvert. I don't like crowds or being at large gathers and most of the time I prefer to stay in as I dislike shopping and I am nervous in restaurants. I am not a good communicator, I prefer to write than talk. I have lived most of my life in silence which brought me to an understating of dogs at a different level than most at a very young age. When I am out with my dogs, I tend to stick to places where we are primarily alone. This private time is sacred to me. While I love witnessing and experiencing the packs in their entirety, there is something precious about communing in the solitude with a beloved dog and soaking in the calm that surrounds. Most of my communication with my dogs is through body language where I find myself most in tune with them and I use hand gestures and eye contact to convey what feel. I do talk to the dogs, but we rarely have long, vocal conversations.
There are times I have found myself feeling a little guilty not talking to dogs more, but when my husband is home he makes up for the silence in the house and then some. He is a pretty gabby guy and carries on with the dogs like they are long, lost friends after a long day at work. When he takes one or two for a car ride he engages them in lengthy conversations, mingle with cute talk. He sings to them all of the time, making up songs about them and every night he sings "Rock-A-Bye-Baby" to each and every one. He can not talk to them enough.
So which are you the silent communicator or the jabber jaw when it comes to talking with your dog?
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