Doing Life Together

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Why I Want to Be George Clooney’s Dog

posted by Linda Mintle

It’s the end of June and I am already tired of political ads (Can we really endure five more months of these?). We need a distraction.

Hollywood never lets me down when it comes to something meaningless to read. So today’s blog is my  summer break! I’m wishing for a dog’s life for a day or two. Not just any dog–George Clooney’s dog!

George Clooney is vacationing again at his Italian villa with his latest girlfriend, Stacy somebody (I can’t keep up) and his dog, Einsein! For Einstein, meeting George really did give him a dog’s life.

Einstein was a  dog that lived in a crowded dog run, was overweight with dry eye and an under active thyroid. An LA breeder rescued the dog that now lives the good life with Clooney. Einstein is a pleasant looking cocker spaniel that traveled to Italy with Clooney. Last week, Einstein visited an Italian pet grooming salon to enjoy a bath, haircut and of course, a massage. This would endear him to any owner, right? Turns out that a dog’s devotion is less about the memories owner and pet make together.

Dogs can’t store memories like we can. So the luxury experience of Einstein at the spa faded for Einstein after about 5 to 15 minutes. Dogs, unlike humans, are rather stuck in time and live mostly in the moment. They can’t reflect on the spa experience and anticipate if for the future. But I could reflect and even blog on the experience. I would make a memory if sent to an Italian spa! Of course, I prefer the human kind.

Dogs do remember people and places based on associations. They do remember hand signals and signs for many years so don’t give up on the training.

So here’s the thing. George, invite me to the villa for a week and I promise, I won’t be stuck in time but able to anticipate the trip and recall every memory. I would remember that luxury.  I promise I will be appreciative. Unlike your dog, you don’t even need to associate yourself with me. Just send me the ticket, book the spa… and away I go!

Move over Einstein! It’s a dog’s world out there!

 



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