Under the Green Desk Lamp…
Bushido: (武士道) literally meaning “the way of the warrior”, is a Japanese word for the way of the samurai life, loosely analogous to the concept of chivalry in Europe. (Source)
Bogney: A tiny dog, wise for his years.
Today, we once again combine the old and the new for a fresh new perspective on life through the eyes of our classy canine friend. This is the daily living of a small dog. This is the extrapolated wisdom of the ages…This is the Bushido of Bogney.
The face of an animal may speak volumes to one who can read it.
As I prepare to leave for another day of work, I look upon the tiny dog I will leave behind. There is a sadness on his face, and it confuses me at first.
I am going to work—but he gets to stay home. Should I not be the sad one? He never has to work, he gets all that he wants provided for him. How can he be sad?
Bogney yawned and stretched. I saw the age in his face.
A thought occurred to me then.
If one human year is 7 dog years, one day must be the equivalent of a dog week.
If so, how similar it is to our own.
Bogney’s day begins with a walk, some play, and food. It is a relaxing joy, much like a Sunday.
This is followed however by a long stretch of time alone. He cannot do what he wants, eat what he likes, see who he wants to see, or go where he wants to go.
He sits, I assume, patiently waiting for this boring stretch of time to end. This is not unlike the work week.
Finally, I return to him, and he resumes with fun and play and food and happiness. This is much like a Saturday.
Suddenly, I understood how similar are the lives of dog and master.
I looked at Bogney anew.
What a somber realization, I thought.
His wise brown eyes agreed.
-Brad OH Inc.