Monday, September 27, 2010

Even the Dog's a Social Misfit

We joke that our children are just like us--a little bit socially challenged.  They tend to be loners like us.  A few close friends make us happy; we don't need 1,000 social network "friends" to prove our self-worth.  The trade off is that they are fairly confident in who they are.  They don't feel the need to do strange things just to impress others.  As parents (who also share these traits)--we are thrilled.  However, we sometimes are social misfits.
Our poor dog is the same way.  My daughter and I took her to the dog park for the first time in a long time.  She was the odd-dog-out.  At one point five dogs were tackling her.  She hid under benches.  The best part for her was running up to her new friends--humans, not canine.  I guess even the family pet should be included in the saying that "the apple doesn't fall far from the tree."

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