Yesterday my friend Sheila Walsh twittered that she took her Scottish dogs in to have their teeth cleaned and the vet asked her why she doesn’t brush them herself. Hellooo! She values her arm.
Like Sheila said, "You don’t mess with a Scot."
More likely she has smelled her dog's breath.
Wolves don’t go to the vet to have their teeth brushed. Lions have
nice big teeth and you don’t see them laying back in a dentist chair
with that suction thing hanging out of their mouth. Perhaps we need to let dogs be dogs. They survived for thousands of years without a dentist. They can make it a couple more.
I can barely brush my own teeth without gagging, how could I brush my dog's teeth after seeing some of the cadavers they have dragged home. I might be able to do it if you put me under.
Diane took our dogs to the vet for teeth cleaning and they had to be put under. The bill for the anesthesia was more than I paid for the dogs. Now that is a good reason for brushing your dog's teeth yourself.
We should take care of our pets, but people are always more important. In Colorado a woman was killed by a mountain lion with cubs. The momma lion had to be destroyed. More money came in to care for the cubs than to help the family who lost a mom. Something is wrong with that picture
I gotta go now. I’m taking my two schnauzers in to have their nails manicured.
Every great leader that walked the face of the earth practiced two essential skills. Whether you lead a major corporation, are an author, a pastor, a teacher or a politician, it is essential that you develop both these skills. They are like oars in a boat. If you use both of them you can
get somewhere. If you use only one you will go in circles.
These are the two essential skills of a great leader:
1. The ability to formulate a crystal clear objective. 2. The ability to communicate that objective in an engaging and persuasive manner.
These are also the specific skills we teach at our Dynamic Communicators Workshops. Leaders from around the world and from all walks of life have attended our workshop and their overwhelming response is that it transformed their effectiveness as a communicator and leader.
Here are two responses from recent students.
I attended the DCW in May of this year, and just finished speaking to 50 missionary wives at a retreat in Arkansas. What a difference the DCW made as I prepared my lessons and delivered them! Preparing using the S.C.O.R.R.E. system made it easy to keep my points focused on exactly what I wanted to say, and I had the confidence to step out from behind the podium to make the presentation much more interesting using humor and gestures that I would never have been able to do before. All I can say about DCW is --- GO! It will make a difference in your speaking that you will not be able to believe!
I just wanted to share my good news with you. I received a contract from a publisher for my book. I am going to sign the contract and send it back on Monday. I just wanted to thank you for the help you gave me with the conferences. That was the beginning of the steps on the road that God has led me down.
Today I read a Facebook entry regarding the 9/11 attack on America that lamented, "I don't want to be reminded of 9/11. Why don't we just forget it? Am I the only one that doesn't get it"
I only wish that this individual was the only one that didn't get it, but that is not true. The smoke had barely cleared at ground zero before people forgot. To forget is to denigrate the sacrifice of hundreds of firefighters, and police and everyday heroes that lost their lives saving others.
To bury our heads in the ground, unwilling to recognize that there are those who will do anything to destroy us, is to invite them to totally bury us.
I will not forget. I know where I was. I know how the event changed our country forever. To forget history is to forfeit the future.