Most dog owners think their dogs are friendly. Friendly with people and other dogs. But under some circumstances, your dog could be uncomfortable or upset and lash out. There are a lot of things we can do to reduce the chances of our dogs injuring another person or dog. But there is one simple tool that is often overlooked!
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Now that research has shown that childhood bullying produces long-term detrimental effects, it is even more urgent that every effort be made not only to put an end to bullying but also to seek out and embrace and protect its victims, to help them summon the courage to be who they truly are, to find and follow their bliss.
I needed to get outside and breathe. When I came back I wrote the post, and as you can see it had less to do with walking and my physical improvements and more to do with the grinding reality of Tarmac Meditations in my life.
One of the things that mark out a civilized society is the way those who are successful help those who are in need. The Middle East has more than its fair share of motivated people such as these, with a number of homegrown philanthropists having made and still making a very real difference to the lives of those who live in the region.
To bond with nature, we often visit parks, gardens, or perhaps, seek out a quiet spot in the mountains. Our humanity, it seems, is tied to the landscape. The cemetery, however, with its grim statues and wrought iron gates, is a destination left avoided.
As I got a bit older Bill began taking me out to some of his favourite haunts. We smoked Dunhill cigarettes and we drank whiskey from a mickey he kept in the glove compartment of the Beetle as we drove through Stanley Park. He talked to me of music and of the meaning and value of friendship and loyalty.
The best explanations in the world are sometimes not enough to help people with their dogs. Even if the full weight of science and evidence is correct, people still have to use that information with their dogs. Sometimes the best thing to do is to show them rather than tell them.
Today, we watched his body being removed from the house he no doubt lived in for decades. Yesterday, I noticed that he hadn’t been outside, and I wondered innocently enough if he had “gone on vacation or something.”
This drone picture was taken during a Victoria Radio Controlled Modellers “Float Fly” In April. I used the DJI Phantom 3 drone at 200ft facing west.
Professor Wolke points out that “the worst outcomes we found [were] for those children who were bullied at school and bullied at home. Just imagine the child: you go to school and you get victimized there, and then you go home and the same thing happens there – because these are children who don’t have a safe place anywhere.”