#1233  Doggie Talk

In the country at my grandmother's house, I was in the back yard 
with my son. He saw a dog walking across the yard.

"Daddy, how do you say, come to me, to a dog?" he asked.

A child can ask simple questions that have universal and far 
reaching implications. 

There is no doggy language that literally says, "Come to me." 
You have to say it through tone and gesture. A dog has to FEEL 
that you want him to come to you and the dog has to feel that 
it's safe and beneficial for him to come to you.

It's the same with people. We really don't say, "Be my friend" 
with words. We do it with tone and gesture and we have to make 
the other person feel that it's safe and beneficial for them to 
be our friend, wife, husband, boyfriend/girlfriend, employee or 

Even sales consists of a lot of doggy talk. 
If a salesperson is rude with a mean tone, you won't come.

I don't want you to think of people as dogs, but understand that 
we really convey more on the unspoken than the spoken level. 

Tone and gesture. 

Dogs can't understand our language, but a dog knows the 
difference between being stumbled over and kicked.

So do people, regardless of what your words are.

Tone and gesture.

People with pets live longer.

Maybe they learn how to communicate better on the unspoken level 
and it carries over to the people side. 

Just maybe we should all learn the secret of how to say 
"Come to me" to a dog.

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