Category: Footprints

Marking our Territory…

When Duder first started to lift his leg to pee, it kind of freaked the blonde out a bit.  She thought it was sign that he was out looking for a mate.  Not true (although if he found one, he certainly knows what to do).  Dogs do this to mark their territory.  To tell the other dogs that, “this is my turf and I am here!!”

marking

Got me thinking…

Do we as humans do this?  Do we mark our territory?  (No, not with pee.)

I have a man cave in my basement.  I like to think that it it my room and I can do with it what I like.  The blonde thinks differently.  She is always trying to sneak decorations in.  She is marking her territory, IN MY MAN CAVE!!!

She put this cute little bowl and cute little balls of some kind in.  Now I ask you, bowldoes this fit in a man cave??!!

Now, I will admit that there are certain things that I do that might be considered marking my territory.  For example,

  • When I am out in the wood shop and walk in the house, I pretty much leave a trail of sawdust everywhere.  It is a manly trail though..
  • Pretty sure I leave a bad scent everywhere inside after doing something outside.
  • Every time I go in the kitchen, I leave my mark.

There are some times when the blonde leaves her mark and I like it.  When she leaves a room, but I can still smell her sweet scent.  I like that.

action figures

The blonde did tell me that I could put a Wonder Woman action figure in my cave.  I would do this for her though, so that she could mark my territory.  Yes, it would be for her, not for me at all.  Wonder Woman would stand proudly next to Captain America and Thor.  (I think the blonde has a crush on Thor)

Let’s learn from Duder.  Mark our territories, but, leave good marks.  Positive interactions.  Smiling people everywhere we go.

Footprints we Leave

Below is a pile of dirt that Duder found and he had some fun playing.  He left many footprints all over the hill.  (could not capture a pic of him on the hill as he was running around like a maniac)

footprints

Got me thinking….

What are the footprints we leave?  Everyday we go to work, engage with our families, interact with people on many different occasions.  What kind of impression do we leave?  Every interaction we have some other people will have an impact on them.  Likewise, every interaction they have with us will leave an impact on us.  Many times this impact is minimal or nothing.  But, many times we can have a big impact.

I believe that we should always be aware of how our footprints might impact people.  We  should always strive to have positive impact on everyone.  Be upbeat and caring about them and their situations.  Simply smiling is a good footprint to leave.  Show people that you are happy to see them.  Don’t let your bad mood transfer to them.

Duder’s footprints are happy footprints.  Let’s follow his example and leave nothing but positive footprints everywhere we go.