A letter from your dog about privacy

dog typing-2Hey, it’s me. Your dog. I know, I know. You probably have a lot of questions going through your mind right now. “How did you type this?” “You understand English?” “Are you the one who slobbered on the keyboard?” Your answers would be “Yes”, “Yes”, and “What slobber are you referring to?”

Your mind is also probably flashing back to all the things you said to me over the years and wondering if I’ve always been able to understand you. Don’t worry. I forgive you. Even for the comment about my laziness. Some dogs are just set to a different speed. Mine happens to be “slow”.

dog hiding behind toilet paperNow, let’s get to why I’m writing to you — privacy. You know when you go to use the bathroom, you get to go into that little room, close the door and be all by yourself? And when you’re in there, you don’t have anyone staring at you, don’t have to be self-conscious, aren’t in 2 feet of snow?

Yeah, well, it’s a little different for me. When I (I know you’re impressed I can use italics) have to head out to “my spot”, whether it’s raining or snowing, wet or cold, I just do it. I don’t complain about the weather or the conditions. So, all I’m asking for… is a little privacy. B-116-Not looking. I know you understand what I’m talking about. I know you’ve watched me do my thing and seen how undignified it is.

I’m just asking for one thing. Can you please turn away and let me at least look undignified on my own? It won’t take long. Just stare at that squirrel over there or look up at the clouds or the stars. I’ll let you know when I’m done. It’ll be better for both of us.


-your dog




Thanks to Shawn Washburn from Fiverr for penning this delightful article from “your dog.”  Look for more from Shawn in future blog posts.

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6 Responses to A letter from your dog about privacy

  1. Norman Wilson June 15, 2016 at 12:56 pm #

    Well, Doc, you sure hit the nail on the head, ah, excuse me, maybe the fire hydrant. 🙂 You point out something about which little thought is given.

  2. gloria June 15, 2016 at 1:14 pm #

    So agree-My dogs sometimes give me the stink-eye if I’m to near them. I have learned to give them their space when they do their business.
    But “NO” doors are not closed at my house, all eyes are on me. If not they just push them open.

  3. Kathleen Kaska June 15, 2016 at 2:12 pm #

    Very cute. I remember all the times my dog looked over her shoulder at me with that embarrassed look.

  4. Suzanne Wilson June 15, 2016 at 2:41 pm #

    Cats like their privacy, too! Lucy lets us know that.

  5. Peggy Penninton June 17, 2016 at 1:22 pm #

    Re Privacy – I’ve always wondered about that, sort of sensed it was true. Then sloughed
    it off as my imagination on overtime again.
    Thanks for the confirmation!

  6. Marie Grime June 18, 2016 at 12:04 am #

    Aww, that’s precious. And I love the photo of the shepherd hiding behind a sliver of TP. Miami is a better than average place to be a dog, but I’m still frequently thankful, when walking Sally, that I was born human.

    My compliments to Sean.

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