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Pawsitive Pondering: P is for Perspective

Posted on Apr 19, 2011 by Lisa Ricard Claro   16 Comments | Posted in A-Z Challenge · Chutsky · dachshund · dog · mcgee · Pawsitive Pondering · Perspective

Let’s face it. Perspective matters. An adult’s perspective is different from a child’s; a man’s is different from a woman’s.  As a customer service manager I used to tell my staff, “It doesn’t matter what we know the circumstance to be. What matters is our client’s perspective of it.” Since I still believe that, I thought I’d ask my miniature Dachshund grand-dogs to give a few examples of differing perspectives.

Pawsitive Pondering

P is for Perspective:
You say:  
Dirty laundry.
Federal Agent Chutsky says:  
A warm, comfy bed that smells wonderful, 
because to my nose it smells just like you!
You say:  
Short and long.
Federal Agent Chutsky says:  
Smart and strong! 
And cute and lovable, too.
You say:
A pair of lazy dogs.

Special Agent McGee and Federal Agent Chutsky say:
A pair of happy dogs
renewing their energy!

You say:  
Now there’s a pair of handsome miniature Dachshunds!
Special Agent McGee and Federal Agent Chutsky say:
Okay. We think you’re right about that one.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you smiled while you were here.  See you tomorrow for the A to Z Challenge and the letter Q.

16 Responses to "Pawsitive Pondering: P is for Perspective"

  1. Comment by Sioux
    April 19, 2011 at 6:12 am  

    The perfect way to end your pawsitive pondering AND a perfect photo to end your post with. (The picture, "framed" by the two dachshunds, is marvelous!)Yes. If we looked at life like dogs do, we'd be much happier…

  2. Comment by jabblog
    April 19, 2011 at 6:23 am  

    Short and long – custom-built for their primary purpose. Such sweet faces and marvellous philosophers, too!

  3. Comment by Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy
    April 19, 2011 at 10:07 am  

    Lisa, this is so cute. I love the differing perspectives on the dirty laundry so much. How true! Yesterday I was so tired and out of sorts, and after a two hour nap, my perspective had change completely. I am so glad that Stephanie got the second doggie … they look like such best friends. Thanks so much for stopping by to see me … I'd love to see your town pictures. We get used to where we live, but to others things are brand new … remember how excited that I was when we were in Kansas and saw all of those old brick buildings? Hey, that is about perspective too, lol.

  4. Comment by Bish Denham
    April 19, 2011 at 10:34 am  

    So cute! I've always like weenie dogs, though I've never had one.

  5. Comment by Josh Hoyt
    April 19, 2011 at 10:47 am  

    Awesome post I love the perspective thought. Everything can be a good experience given the correct perspective.

  6. Comment by N. R. Williams
    April 19, 2011 at 11:30 am  

    Nice to meet you. We had miniature dachshunds when I was a teenager. Once, our female had a litter and so did the cat. The kittens and pups were in the backyard playing together and Momma cat was trying to catch a bug. So our female dog started to copy the cat's approach. Over and over she tried to lift both right side legs at the same time. The end result was that she fell over and we had a good laugh.NancyN. R. Williams, The Treasures of Carmelidrium.

  7. Comment by anita
    April 19, 2011 at 1:10 pm  

    I think Chutsky and McGee have brilliant perspective — and they are sooo much cuter than any of the guys shown on an online senior dating site. Don't ask how I know this but suffice it to say I have not posted my picture so nobody can make such crass comments about me!

  8. Comment by J.L. Campbell
    April 19, 2011 at 2:57 pm  

    Hey, Lisa, You got a pair of cuties. I wrote on perspective today as well.

  9. Comment by D U Okonkwo
    April 19, 2011 at 2:57 pm  

    Great post. And yep, perspective is very important. And able to get it right from all different characters takes practice.

  10. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    April 19, 2011 at 3:01 pm  

    Sioux – Dogs do seem to have the inside track to living well.Jabblog – I agree!Kathy – They really are best friends. You called that one right!Bish – My daughter wanted a doxie for the longest time. She's happy to have two. They're great little dogs.Josh – Thanks!N.R. – Dachshunds are little clowns. They are always good for a chuckle. Your story is funny. That must have been a riot. :)Anita – They are cutie-patooties. 🙂 I'm afraid to ask about the senior site! LOL You would have no worries on the crass comments. I've seen you in person, remember? I know how lovely you are.

  11. Comment by Karen Lange
    April 19, 2011 at 3:46 pm  

    I did smile. Very clever! 🙂

  12. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    April 19, 2011 at 4:09 pm  

    J.L. – Thanks for stopping by. I'll pay you a visit and read your post. :)D.U. – Thanks for visiting. You are right! Perspective matters to our characters and how they interact with each other. Karen – Mission accomplished. Thanks for your comments.

  13. Comment by Lynn
    April 19, 2011 at 5:02 pm  

    Such cute stinkers. I noticed one of them is all brown like my sister's – not sure if you seen him on my other food blog, but here's a link if you want to take a look and you can skip down to the bottom to see Obie –, I'm going out of town and am having my book blurb friday thingy set up ahead of time to post on Friday, however, I won't be linking to your post until I get back, just an fyi.And perspective is an interesting subject – we all need to look at other's perspectives!

  14. Comment by Lynette Killam
    April 19, 2011 at 9:26 pm  

    Oh, I love this, Lisa…such cute dogs, though unbelievably I've never met one in person!And life is definitely all about perspective, isn't it? It's a quality right up there with empathy in making the world a much better and less judgmental place…:)

  15. Comment by Debra Mayhew
    April 19, 2011 at 9:55 pm  

    Very sweet, Lisa. I loved it! I'm still smiling. I feed Nathanael that perspective line a lot. 🙂 "No, honey, it doesn't matter if you didn't mean it that way. It still hurt my feelings!" 🙂 Can't wait to read your Chicken Soup dog story…you definitely understand what makes them tick – and why they're so great to have around.

  16. Comment by Janet,
    April 20, 2011 at 11:05 pm  

    I love this dachshund post. You got to love them. We had a red one, she was with us for 14 1/2 yrs and she had her own perspective about everything, too.

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