For the Love of Dog
I often like to point out to fellow dog owners in the park—when we’re engaged in extolling the many virtues of our dog friends—including how they’re the embodiment of pure love—that the word dog spelled backwards = god!
Which is why I also liken the characteristic wet dog shake—to a ‘blessing’. Not something to avoid, but to appreciate? Having been exposed to Ukrainian Greek Orthodox rituals growing up—this dog practice of shaking off water after swimming directly onto us—is suggestive of the sacred blessing ritual—the better to douse you with their holy water?
Here’s to the love of Dog!