Why must you always be to the right?

Hi there. Let me state something upfront. If you this bit was a political one, you are mistaken. That is not what I do here. No. This is about one of my favorite topics. My dog. And, one of his very quirky behaviors. And, he is a fairly quirky dog. But all dogs are, I suppose. That is what makes them our loving companions.

My dog’s quirky behavior (well one of them) entails him tripping me up on staircases. If he sees me running up the stairs, he runs up with me. If he sees me running down he waits a second, as if he were giving me a running start. Then he bolts down always to my right. Without fail. He always has to be right. I appreciate that. I get that feeling.

His behavior gives me a chuckle. He reminds me of “gentlemen” behavior of old. Or modern. Frankly, who knows. But growing up I was advised that gentlemen always walk on the outside. And sure, outside could be the left side. But in my mind, I see it as on the right side. I don’t know what that says about me. Probably not much. Maybe I am right-brained. Supposedly, if you tend to be more creative or artistic, you’re thought to be right-brained.

But enough about me. What does this mean about my dog? Maybe he is right-brained and creative. He is fairly smart and has shown to be a bit creative in his barking behavior. But his right-side movement could be that he is trying to be a gentleman. Could be that he likes my face from that profile. I think I do as well.

Either way, I have to be careful with his exuberant staircase jumps. But I will also just laugh at his quirkiness and enjoy all that is there to take in. He is joy. Whether to the right or to the left.

Categories: family, Humor, identity, Psychology

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11 replies »

  1. Ha! In that pic he looks like he is saying “hello milady. May I escort you down the stairs?” True gentleman you got there in Winston.


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