As a lark, I’m thinking of launching a new blog based on my dog. It would be called “What Would Sparky Do (WWSD).” You see, everything important in life I’ve learned from Sparky. He’s got high self-esteem, yet’s he not boastful. He’s confident, but not arrogant. He’s sweet, but not a pushover. He’s strong, but not a bully (well, not too often). He’s happy every day, but not in a Pollyanna-ish way. He’s handsome, but it hasn’t gone to his head. He sleeps when he’s tired, plays only when he feels like it, eats whenever he wants to. He loves people and leans on their legs to get affection. He’s flexible; for instance, he loves fancy food (organic kibble), but would probably gnaw on anything you put in front of him.
So I’m thinking the blog could be sort of an Ann Landers-type advice column. Readers would send in comments describing their problems and Sparky would respond.