Wednesday, December 01, 2010
Words Didn't Help
Jay: Hey, stop that. This dog is a great dog, possibly the best dog in the pack. He has done great things for the neighborhood.
Joey: Yes, I know. He is a great dog. [The blows to the dogs head stop momentarily.]
Jay: I know the dog barked at you, but he was frustrated because you kept pulling his tail and wouldn't stop.
Joey: You are right. He is a great dog. [And then Joey picked up the stick and hit the dog again.]
The words dd not stop Joey's attack on the poor dog and the dog did suffer. However, the dog recovered but never forgot. The dog, once loyal to both was now loyal to neither. He went on his way, playing with the children on the streets, protecting everyone in the neighborhood from robberies and muggings. That is, everyone except Jay and Joey. When he saw them attacked, he ran away. He did not want to get beaten again for a loud bark.
Jay still has a chance to offer this dog and all other dogs protection. Hopefully he will decide to use it.