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Title: If Bones Rained from the Sky
Author: Suzanne Clothier
Page: 49

The dog is a dog twenty-four hours a day. His world is shaped by what you say and do, not just in training sessions but in every waking moment he is with you. Incapable of dishonesty in his own communications, a master of observation, the dog not only notices what you do, but he believes what you do to be an accurate reflection of the relationship between you. The relationship - the pivotal point on which all else turns - is built (or undermined) in every interaction. There are those who recoil from this, saying 'That's too much work!" In so saying, they admit they have no desire to put so much effort and time into a relationship with a "mere" dog. But for those who have the desire, those wh owould dance with a dog as their partner, this reality is a welcome opportunity to use every moment with awareness and purpose.

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dragonvyxn
May. 10th, 2007 04:52 am (UTC)
great quote... i love that book
rinalia
May. 11th, 2007 03:36 am (UTC)
Definitely one of my favorite quotes - I really do adore the book. :)
rozae
May. 10th, 2007 09:26 am (UTC)
*applause*
rinalia
May. 11th, 2007 03:37 am (UTC)
It's something I wish every single dog guardian accepted and integrated into their relationship with their dog(s)!
rozae
May. 11th, 2007 07:42 am (UTC)
It's something I try to keep in mind in my dealing with dogs. (And other animals, too.)
bullymama
May. 10th, 2007 01:26 pm (UTC)
Wow that is amazing.
rinalia
May. 11th, 2007 03:37 am (UTC)
I think so. And it's so true. I never fully appreciated it until Mina was in my life. :)
houses7177
May. 10th, 2007 04:38 pm (UTC)
That is positively brilliant. *adds book to list of things to read*
rinalia
May. 11th, 2007 03:38 am (UTC)
Definitely read it! It has SO many brilliant quotes, it's ridiculous. :)
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