I’ve had a number of dogs in my life, but none has been as much about “the pack” as our current dog, Widget. (Apparently, this is common for his breed, he’s a Rhodesian Ridgeback.) Whatever the pack is doing, he wants to be part of it. Below is a picture of him helping us cut wood for the winter. We were making big logs into smaller pieces, so he joined in.
Widget eats when we eat. If we put food in his bowl and leave, he doesn’t touch it because we eat as a pack. If Lori and I are in separate parts of the house, he “complains” because the pack should be together. It’s funny, sometimes annoying, and a bit convicting. So, here are a few marriage tips from the pack mentality:
- Any separation calls for a joyful reunion including sniffing of hugging and/or kissing.
- It doesn’t matter what you’re doing as long as you are together.
- Forgive quickly, but be wary of those who have kicked hurt you more than once.
- There’s safety in numbers (not just physical safety, but emotional, mental, and sexual safety).
- Make time daily to chase sticks play together.