You know how you hear stories of dogs keeping their owners alive for weeks after having a stroke or running for miles to get help if their owners are hurt in the wild, I accidentally knocked my wheelchair away while sitting on the couch and had to slide across the floor on a cushion before climbing back in, Rico not only didn’t help but howled at me while i was doing it because i wasn’t paying attention to him.
So the theory is what those other dogs are doing is saying, “My human is unable to pet me! This is unacceptable! Fix it!”?
Each relationship between two persons is absolutely unique. That is why you cannot love two people the same. It simply is not possible. You love each person differently because of who they are and the uniqueness that they draw out of you.
Oh, I respectfully have to disagree. There are different kinds of love, and we love different people in different ways all through our lives; those relationships overlap, they exist at the same time, often many relationships of different kinds exist and overlap at the same time. It’s too simplistic to say one can’t love two people at the same time.
If Mr. Young is addressing romantic relationships, I’d like to point out that I can be deeply committed to someone I love very deeply, and as deeply committed to a friend who is a soulmate, just not a sexual partner. For that matter, a committed domestic partnership doesn’t require a consumated sexual element. And further, people are different, they have different needs, and no one individual can possibly fulfill all of any other person’s needs—nor expect that one person to fulfill all of theirs.
Mr. Young’s point of view seems rather narrow and riskily simplistic.
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Rosie the Dog: Did you know that it is Mom’s birthday?
Me: Yes, I did.
Rosie: Did you get her a present?
Me: Yes, I did.
Rosie: It is not better than the present I got for her.
Me: I got her something on her list.
Rosie: I do not know what a list is, but the only way you could have gotten her something better is if you got her a WHOLE porcupine and a fawn WITH the legs.
Rosie: I got bored and hungry.
Me: Have you given her these gifts?
Rosie: I left them in the driveway, where she will find them. She will love them. They are the best gifts.
For the record, the gifts were then offered to The Lord of Light, though experience tells us that we are unlikely to have seen the last of them, as they are usually retrieved at least once after burning.