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March 13, 2014

Your Pet, The Philosopher

When I first heard people mention Plato I thought they were talking about the children’s toy Play-doh.  As I learned, Plato was actually a pretty wise guy, and not a wise-guy like we call some people back in Jersey. I recently stumbled on to a quote from Plato which

When I first heard people mention Plato I thought they were talking about the children’s toy Play-doh.  As I learned, Plato was actually a pretty wise guy, and not a wise-guy like we call some people back in Jersey. I recently stumbled on to a quote from Plato which I enjoyed – “A dog has the soul of a philosopher.”

Of course, every philosopher needs a philosophy so I thought about what Eko the philosopher might say to a roomful of students:

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“If they can’t open the door, they can’t leave. If they can’t leave, they can’t leave without you.”

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“Slow and steady isn’t much fun. Especially when you’re a turtle stuck in a corner.”

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“Puppy dog eyes… 60% of the time, it works every time.”

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“If it’s edible, eat it.  If it’s inedible, eat it.”

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“Not everything that looks good tastes good”

DSC04278-1 “I don’t know if the key to happiness is naps, but they certainly can’t hurt the cause” Incoming 1

“Give hugs. Often. At high speed, if necessary.”

So what about your four-legged philosophers, what are their philosophies on life?

Comments for Your Pet, The Philosopher

  1. Victoria says:

    sloppy wet kisses are the best way to say I love you, if its on the floor its food and if its on the kitchen counter its a toy, bees and stinkbugs are not good eating and puppy dog eyes work on me 100% of the time – ha

  2. Le Moo’s philosophies are “naps rule” and “food is awesome.” Butthead’s philosophy is “everything needs a barkin’ at.”
    Also, I suspect they both feel that “love is something to be shared freely and with everyone in view.”
    Dogs are wonderful teachers.
    (Also, I LOVE your pictures, they are the best!)

  3. You are a philosopher, Eko. I bet all students could learn a lot :o)
    I agree: if it’s ínedible, eat it :o) btw: the last picture is great! it’s to easy to catch moments like this :o)

  4. nerdgrl (Kim S.) says:

    What’s on the floor, edible–preferably or not, is mine.
    Anything on mommy or daddy’s plate is probably something I can eat too–if I stare at them long enough (with those puppy dog eyes, of course)–I’ll probably get to eat at least some of it.
    Water dishes need to be liberally placed around my house
    Doggy pillows (with doggy blankets on top) need to be liberally placed around my house.
    Anyone that comes to the door is coming to see me, of course.
    Lots of kisses are good, both given and to get.
    Daddy’s home–I get to go out!
    Mommy’s home–tackle her as best one can when one is small; a couple of 360s don’t hurt!
    I’m a princess, always and forever!

  5. “one bone in my paw, is worth 20 in the cupboard”…..loved your post! I minored in Philosophy so I REALLY loved this!

  6. Haha great words of wisdom! “If you see something that intrigues you, chase it down!”

  7. Misaki says:

    Mine is: eat first, ask questions later 🙂

  8. Those are all awesome photo’s Will and Eko! Petals philosophy is if I stare at her long enough she will give me a treat, true, it works. Blossums philosophy in the evening is if I always have one paw on daddy, he won’t leave. Not true, he goes to the fridge often, to wit she repositions herself on his return and puts her paw back on daddy….always has the one paw in position 😀

  9. That last photo of Eko is PRICELESS…….pure fun – pure joy – pure “I’ll do any trick for you Dad!!”……….. 😉

    Pam

  10. These are the best philosophies I ever heard! My philosophy is – When in doubt, start kissing and cuddling (especially if you were caught being naughty).

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

  11. pawedblog says:

    I absolutely adore this post! Eko certainly is one clever pup, he might just be my philosophical hero!
    Hugs, Carrie (Myfie, Ellie and Millie) x

  12. Emma says:

    Very good philosopher! I think mine would be to Have fun and don’t mind looking ridiculous while doing it! That last photo is great!

  13. Marcela says:

    Oh Eko, you wise puppy:-)

  14. Definitely a wise guy Eko… but #1 stay there too long and you may get a crick in the neck! 😛

  15. Cody’s philosophy would have been:

    – Take naps. The more comfortable, the better.
    – Eat when the opportunity arises.
    – All human food must make it to the fridge if you plan to eat it later.
    – Farting and burping happens. Sometimes in your beloved human’s face. Sometimes it stinks.
    – Share the love. (Which I think is most important.)

  16. Words to live by.
    Wally & Sammy

  17. I strongly suggest entering that last photo in a contest somewhere. Brilliant.

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