Wag more bark less is a slightly famous slogan found on doggie related products. It’s also my theme for the summer. There’s a lot of barking going on in the education world right now. I’m choosing to spend my summer wagging instead of barking. Today I spent the day with my wag coach, Plato.
We started our day at the park. I chatted with friends and enjoyed watching the dogs romp. Plato greeted the day with gusto and I chose to do the same. I worked for a few hours, had a nice lunch, and then it was off to the dog beach. If you want to see how to wag, head for the dog beach! Everywhere I looked dogs were doing what made them happy: digging, swimming, running, chasing, and yes some barking, but mostly wagging. Crystal blue water and slight waves almost convinced me that I was at the ocean instead of standing in frigid lake Michigan. The sun blazed and filled me with its cheerful rays. We dried off in the sun and went home for a nap.
Not every day can be like this. But if we can somehow capture these days and revisit them in times of need we might all wag a little more and bark a little less.
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