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A Lesson With Teeth
by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
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Will mankind ever learn?

Image (c) 2007, Karla Dorman

Picking on the dog
(who, up until now, has been
extremely patient

and tolerant of
the tail pulling and rubbing
his fur the wrong way

and ear grabbing, who
gives no indication of
growing annoyance

other than a low
growl voicing displeasure) - don't
complain when he bites.

(c) 2008, Karla Dorman (12/31)


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Reviewed by Sheila Roy 1/7/2009
Reminds me of when my older bro used to pick on my Basset Hound, Flash. He would antagonize her until she bit. Then he'd spank her nose as if it was somehow her fault. The last line of this poem gave me a feeling of satisfaction:)
Reviewed by Bonnie May 1/3/2009
Reviewed by Juliet Waldron 1/2/2009
Respect the "dumb" creatures--and teach your children to do so, too, Mamas...for they don't like being used for punching bags anymore than we do. A good one, Karla!
Reviewed by Jon Willey 1/1/2009
a good analogy Karla -- my peace and love be always with you -- JMW
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 1/1/2009
The last famous words..."his bark is more dangerous than his bite"


Reviewed by Sandie May Angel-Joyce 12/31/2008
This applies to humans as well. There's a saying in China, "When you push one into a corner without nowhere to go to escape, them one will fight back because that's all he's got to do to survive.

Happy New Year to you and Karen!!!

Lots of love,

Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by Felix Perry 12/31/2008
I agree with Kate that you could apply this one to so many real life situations and applications. Great job.

hugs and Happy New Year
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 12/31/2008
A lesson to be learned by all...great write, Karla
peace and love, Carole~
Reviewed by Theresa Koch 12/31/2008
Great write friend and soooo true:)
Reviewed by Linda Law 12/31/2008
great analogy....can apply to humans too! hehe... hugs, lindalaw
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 12/31/2008
this has so many applications, Karla, and is very true. How often are we indeed guilty of both biting the hand that feeds us AND of taking others' gratuitous love and friendship for granted... to say nothing of global issues. Spot on as ever. A very happy new year, darlin. xx :))
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 12/31/2008
Yes Animals should be treated with respect. They can be very patient can't they. They know something we all don't know.
Much peace, love, and light, and Happy New Year
Amber "V"
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 12/31/2008
Animals have rights too! Childern should be taught that early. Good one Karla.
Reviewed by D Johnson 12/31/2008
Karla, I fear that mankind has taken the position that just because animmals can not speak with fluency they are the dumber species. I don't think we should sell them so short. Thanks for this very good writing, love the picture too!

Cheers and here is hoping for a happy, prosperous new year!
Reviewed by Carolyn Red Bear (The Bear Paw) 12/31/2008
Hi Karla,

Nope! Mankind doesn't learn. It's a circle spiraling down for mankind. Luther Standing Bear once said, "Man's heart away from nature becomes hard." So sad, and this write is well over-due. Thank you for sharing...

In Spirit,
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 12/31/2008
Children (and many older people) need to be taught how to handle a dog the correct way, and if they don't know any better, they are going to pay the consequences. Unfortunately, some people never learn. In other words, when doggies start to growl, it'd better mean, "Back off, and I don't mean later!" It's no wonder some dogs hate kids or people in general, because of how they were treated!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your twin, Karen Lynn. :(

Great write, and I love the piccy!
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 12/31/2008
Rufuz has only bit one person, right on the cheek, as he was trying to get him to kiss him and he was drunk and such and Rufuz just did what came natural...though he play bites me regularly, leaving bit marks, the bum...LOL...good thoughts and a cute puppy in the pic...Ed & Rufuz
Reviewed by 000 000 12/31/2008
Many children are never taught to respect and be kind to animals...then they get bit!
The animal is blamed.
Reviewed by Miller Caldwell 12/31/2008
As a border collie lover desipte his death two years ago, I always knew when Enough was enough for Tache. Even if I got it wrong once or twice, the unconditional love he gave me was beyond human understanding.

Thanks for the reminder.
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 12/31/2008
So often an animal will bite because he has run out of tolerance, he has in every way tried to tell you "LEAVE ME ALONE, YOU ARE ANNOYING ME & I DON'T LIKE IT" them he gets punished because of some parent not tending to their children. Something isn't right here. Thank you for sharing Karla.
Happy new Year to you dear, I wish you Happiness, Health, Understanding, Love, Laughter, Peace, Warmth. Food & lots of Friendship in 2009.

Newfie Hugs are on the way, Rose
Reviewed by Paul Berube 12/31/2008
Great message Karla.
Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 12/31/2008

Veeery interesting dear friend - I love it!!

Hugs and Blessings,

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