Photo by Jenna Coleman.
One thing I’ve noticed as I have worked with a large variety of dogs over the past year is that I’ve lost my desire or need to fight with people on the internet about them.
I’ve worked with everything from Yorkshire terriers to Pit bulls, and I can tell you that I’ve learned a lot. And I feel more confident than ever working with dogs of various types.
Am I the Dog Master? LOL. Of course not.
But I have come to the conclusion that most people who want to fight about dogs on the internet are suffering from profound insecurities. The internet is a great place to spray around your demons like hot deer urine in a Windex bottle.
I know, because I did that very thing. You probably came to read me because I was artful at my virtue signaling neuroses that I really knew it all.
I didn’t. I knew a lot. But I don’t know as much as I do now, and I still don’t know enough.
So when you see someone trying to make a career out of writing toxic pieces about dogs or people who do something with dogs, keep in mined that you’re often looking at a very insecure person, one who feels a great need to tear others down to make themselves look good.
I’m really not interested in that game anymore. I just want to do my thing, learn more, and enjoy the animals. And help others, too.
I feel an inner peace now that I would have given my right hand to have experienced a decade ago, and I wish those who still feel that need could somehow find it.
But because that sort of blogging and internet writing is what gets the attention, my guess is that many of these people will never find it. It simply pays too well to be an asshole.
Sad but true.