I finished reading the Wee Free Men today and was tickled pink (again) by the scene in which Rob Anybody and the toad have the following exchange.
‘Visne faciem capite repletam,‘ said the toad. ‘It was the best I could do in a hurry, but it means, approximately’ -he gave a little cough- ‘Would you like a face which is full of head?’
‘And tae think we didna know legal talkin’ was that simple, said Rob Anybody. ‘We could all be lawyers, lads, if we ken the fancy words! Let’s get them!
Since I began training Echo and Fudge years ago I have become somewhat interested in Skinner’s theories of behavioural conditioning as they form the basis of the principles of clicker training. So perhaps that’s why this particular quote in the Seven Habits of Effective People resonates so much with me:
Between stimulus and response, man has the power to choose.
And finally, a real snapshot taken a few minutes ago (with a camera that doesn’t have a flash, so deal with the bad light) illustrating that it is, indeed, a dog’s life.
Love and snapshots,