head tipping....will be teh topic of the day-- i have been studying the news- but seeing as the content is sometimes sorely lacking in new material, it is the head position of the news casters that interests me... mostly .men... only because the stats for women is colored by the fact that most have hair over one eye. .if a "news" man is in a discussion situation his head tips into what i consider a thinking position-- sort of like a dog does when they hear a sound they don't understand.... but it snaps to a vertical position when he has to say some pre determined words.. like "commercial break".. once teh norm has been established, and any possible spinal caus of a tip//like -scoliosis or kyphosis ----the head tip seems to indicate which combination of words he has been told are teh buzz words of the day and to use them.
When in a group conversation, a slight head tip seems to indicate a friendiler participatory attitude.. while the straght up and down is a more confrontational.. bullying attitude..--sometimes you can tell who wants to talk next in these news groups...and if they are thinking or programmed...
if you don't notice it... certanily the dogs do-- they study body language much more than we give them credit for.. especially these 6 pups i sit here with daily...if a strainger comes in and approches a pup-- - head straight eyes forward-- teh pup is intimidated and scoots off. now approach with head tipped-- eyes somewhere else- and the pup will wait to assess the situation to see if there is a cookie in the vacinity before scooting.
in the animal world---- dogs-- people-- or other animals---just before a fight breaks out, there is a slit second when a dog stands shock still heead striaght and looks eye to eye -before "the action" starts-- another pequiliar example??? we have to spend time in the mall with those 25 cent horsey rides... every new pup sees that and figures the beast is about to attack because it is stand ing so still.-- it can take quite a while of even sniffing the butt of the horsey before the new servicee dog relaxes... it is also why we have the manequins around-- a manequin in a store window can be freeeeeeky..we used to have a full sized cardboard john kerry in th e training room but he got bent.
now i have advanced my study to marketing and advertising... head up or tipped????
while i await the order from farmtek and address teh doggie door problem... an dit is a big one... i have to have an exit door for every aninlam on the place -- i had a house fire which was out of control i n very few minutes--getting locked out in th e cold si just about as bad... so we will have an open door policy.. that is an expensive policy... and rugs nailed from teh top have worked for years until we had more dogs who are in their kennels maybe 2 more hours a day than before-- and they chew/tear down the rugs...
we have been thry the vinyl strips-- which last slightly longer... but i am waiting for some polymax stuff to see if it is chewable. yet safe for pups to get in and out... there is a collection of metal doors magnetically fastened, but i have seen them "fail"
the parkinsons law discussion produced many business observstions - donna who has been in administration of school systems was very familiar with teh peter principle-- where someone who is good at their job gets promoted to advancing positions until they are incapable of doing the job.
somewhere in my googling i saw a list of a bunch of those... however i lost it in the dizy swirring misery of google.
most are totally a corredct observation..
JUST WANTED TO GIVE YOU AN FYI THAT THERE'S A NASTY CANINE FLU THAT'S MAKING ITS ROUNDS IN THE U.S. CANADA HAS SEEN ITS FIRST CASES WHEN WE SHIPPED A COUPLE DOGS HERE FROM THE U.S.
IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE IT'S HIT MASSACHUSETTS YET, BUT IT'S HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS, SO YOU MAY WANT TO BE ON ALERT FOR SYMPTOMS, WITH AN ACTION PLAN IN PLACE.
HERE'S A GOOD ARTICLE: https://www.metro.us/lifestyle/dog-flu-signs-symptoms-treatment
we do know it is around.... not too sure what we are to do about it.. except get grace and her "drip' ready.... keeping dogs or people hydrated is the big deal...