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wisdom of dogs, Issue #049-- Year of Nonjudgment
February 02, 2022

Judging the Weather

The first step to accomplishing anything is to be aware of what it is you are currently doing. Mindfulness! I get to use what I learned on last year’s journey. Go me!

I planned to do this awareness practice for one week. I would keep track of the things I judged for 7 days. Unfortunately, the list got unwieldy very quickly. I judge a lot!

So I zeroed in on one thing, the weather.

I always judge the weather.

It's good to be aware of the weather so I know when to take an umbrella or wear a coat. Other than that, judging the weather as either good or bad is silly. But that is what I do.

My weather judgments this week:

It's cold and icy. I hate it. (Does the weather care if you hate it? Probably not.)

I judged cold and icy as bad. Except –

maybe it kill off the mosquitos.

my granddaughter and her dog play love playing in it. They crunch up the ice, chew on icicles. (the dog, not the child)

So maybe it’s good – but I don’t like to be cold. An endless circle.

Let Sandy be the Judge

Sandy went outside.

She was suspicious of this stuff that made it impossible to run. She took a step. Shook off the offending sticky cold mess.

She tiptoed around the yard long enough to determine that yes, this problem was everywhere in the yard.

She did her business and went back inside and curled up on the bed.

What I learned

I found no wisdom this week. Only the knowledge that some dogs love icy cold weather. And my dog does not.

I did learn that when the weather is bad, more people visit my website to read my


If you were one of those people, thanks for stopping by. If not, come over and visit sometime.

Happy Tail Wags



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