For many of us, life with our faithful canine companions is the norm. However, imagine if dogs ruled the world and we were merely their faithful companions. Our world would be crazy different! Here are 10 changes we would need to adopt in a world ruled by dogs.
10 Changes in a World Ruled by Dogs
- Our world would be all about smells. Synthetic perfumes and colognes would be non-existent. Natural scents would be freely available and liberally applied by rolling in stinky, rotting carcasses.
- When meeting friends or strangers, we would not shake their hands or give them a hug. Instead, we would sniff their bums and privates to discern who they are and where they have been.
- When meeting someone you really like, we eagerly show public displays of affection (PDA) not reserved just for Wednesdays. 😉
- The 5-Second Rule for eating food morsels that fall on the ground would no longer apply. In a dog’s world, everything is fair game, including the dreaded rotten “cheese touch” (ala Diary of a Wimpy Kid).
- No need for bottled water – any stream, pond or puddle would be fair game to quench your thirst.
- Chasing squirrels and other small critters, while snacking on wildlife scat, would become the national past time.
- When it snows, everywhere becomes a giant snow cone party! Just avoid the yellow snow. 😉
- We greet guests by either barking our heads off or jumping in their arms to lick their faces.
- No one would be sleep deprived. Naps would be frequent and happen anytime and anywhere.
- We would walk everywhere and smell everything. In other words, we would be in great physical condition and take the time to stop and smell the roses – what an awesome idea!
In a curious way, our lives would be less stressful and more restful if ruled by dogs. There is a lot to learn from our faithful companions, if we just take the time. Take your dog for a walk today – you both will be Lucky Dogs!
About the Author: Kathryn R. Gubista, PhD offers concierge dog training through Lucky Dog Training, LLC using dog-friendly training techniques developed from The Dog’s Perspective. She has over 30 years of dog training experience in disciplines including obedience, tracking, agility, sheepherding and fieldwork. Kathryn is an evolutionary biologist and teaches a diversity of biology courses in higher education settings.