Truman Talks

  • Truman Talks: The Adventure of Being Simple

    Truman Talks: The Adventure of Being Simple

     Make simplicity an adventure.

    Hi everyone!

    Truman here. 

     I wish you could feel what your dog experiences when he or she  goes out. Our senses are very different from yours. Let me explain it to you a little bit better.

    Remember what I said in my previous blog post? Dogs do not understand what the past or the future is. Pay attention. When you open the door of your house or your apartment to take your dog out, your mind is preparing you to follow a similar pattern that you always follow: go out, walk around the neighborhood, make a stop to let your dog relieve himself, and go home to rest. How can something be an adventure when you do it every day? An adventure for you is an unique, special event and usually loses intensity the more you do it. I cannot imagine how difficult it must be to lose interest so quickly in things that make you happy.... Perhaps human beings have it more difficult than dogs in this regard. 

    What about me? What about your dog? We go out into the street and the mixture of smells and possibilities make our experience a new adventure always. The present is the only thing that exists in our mind, and that makes all our experiences something very special: smells that bring feelings, fresh air that we have never smelled before with fragrances that cause our curiosity to be stimulated, all mixed up with the great feeling of our owners wanting to spend time with us.

    What if you would use your mind to do the same? Walking your dog can be an adventure for you too. Everything is in continuous movement, everything changes, everything has an objective. The unexpected emerges from the expected and you never know how to walk your dog can surprise you. Keep an open mind and enjoy the present, as your dog does when you walk him or her around.

    You decide how to turn something simple into something special.

    Truman.

    Woof woof.

  • Welcome to Truman Talks!

    Welcome to Truman Talks!

    Hi everyone!

    My name is Truman, and yes, I am a dog. If you are wondering about how in the world I am writing my own blog, I understand. I am just, let's say, very well-trained ;).

    My life is as simple as it can be: I play all the time, I eat when I am hungry, I go potty when I need to, and chase after a few squirrels here and there. Nothing special. However, having a daily routine helps me focus on how simple happiness can be, and, overall, how much wisdom one can obtain from the simplest interactions of life. 

    Thank God that Google translator added "Canine language" as an option to its translation tool! I can now share my thoughts and feelings with you. Who knows about the number of things that we can learn from each other. 

    My friends say I should be playing and loving my owners while being obedient to them, because our life is short. Since my life is short, I reply to them, I don't want to miss the opportunity of letting everyone know about the way I feel: the way I see the world, and how our innate knowledge and intuition as dogs could help human beings to be happier and have more fulfilled lives in the most doggy manner: the simpler, the happier. I still want to chase squirrels though! 

    My purpose is to write short, concise stories about the way I see life, so that they might enrich yours and your relationship with your own dog.

    Have you ever caught your dog looking straight at you with no reason and wondered, why is he or she looking at me? My blog, Truman talks, is here to help you know and understand the "unsaid" about your dog: how we see life, what we learn from you and, altogether, the reason why we cannot stop looking at you. 

    We love you, but there is more to it....let's discover it together. 

    P.S. I will sign my blogs in canine language so everyone knows that I am the writer! It means Truman. 

    Woof, Woof!