Buster the Schnauzer barks like a lunatic every time someone passes our house. Since we live in a city, this is not an infrequent happening. He jumps on people at the front door. He occasionally chases the cat. And if he encounters a pile of poop while trekking through the park there is a 50/50 chance that he is going to roll in it.
Yep… you read that right… my dog rolls in poop.
These are not attractive personal qualities and it is fair to say that our family is engaged in a never-ending battle to get our unruly housemate under control. Yet somehow, despite his behaviours, we all love Buster. Why?
In the workplace, those with habits half as annoying as Buster’s are apt to find themselves on the unemployment line. And, in personal relationships, most of us would be looking for the way out of “for better or worse”…
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