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From the Hideout: Every Dog Knows – To Hit the Mark, Aim a Little Above it!

08 May

Still here, but no grudges. I’ve been making cyber-friends who don’t talk to me but Like my posts, tweets, and retweets. It sort of makes me feel a little in touch with the thriving humanity outside this can of a place I am living in. As I said, no grudges.

I’ve never been a target-oriented hound of perfection. Never was, never will be. I think that the obsession to be perfect is the bane of the human-society. No other being is so driven by the need to hit the mark every time, all the time! Really. Let us talk about the writerly types. We obsess over punctuation and grammar all the time. I sometimes wonder why I should experience an acid reflux every time a comma decides to swap places with a period, or a “the” changes into “they”. It just squeezes all the fun out of writing, doesn’t it?

Here are a couple of target-oriented canines. Never before I had drawn a pup in the act of answering nature’s call – but the call to draw this cartoon came from within and strangely enough it helped me overcome my fear of drawing a peeing pup (PeeingPupPhobia?) !

If you would hit the mark, you must aim a little above it. – Henry W. Longfellow

Pup and Dog Cartoons - a pup learns to pee - if you would hit the target you have to aim a little higher!

Incidentally, this Follow thing’s great. It helps you discover like-minded people both-ways. Here are few of the blogs that I discovered through this route.

Check them out – depending upon where your interests lie.  I’ll share some more links with my future toony blogposts. On The Heroes front, Chapter 4 is ready to roll off the line, and will be presented either tomorrow or the day after. If you are new here, please find the links to the chapters of the book in the right sidebar.

Returning to the topic of Perfection and aiming right, what are your thoughts?
Who are you?

  1. A Perfection Hound,
  2. A Just-Missed-the-Target Pup,
  3. An I-gave-up-on-Perfection Wise Old Dog?!
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5 responses to “From the Hideout: Every Dog Knows – To Hit the Mark, Aim a Little Above it!

  1. maxwellthedog

    May 8, 2014 at 1:49 am

    Thank you, kind sir for the referral! It is a pleasure and honor to be on your blog roll. And remember that in addition to aiming a bit higher, always allow for a smidgeon of windage.

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    • bobbyelhans

      May 8, 2014 at 1:54 am

      I must commend you on your astute observation. The windage is an extremely important factor. I wonder how Mr. Longfellow missed it.

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    • bobbyelhans

      May 8, 2014 at 4:52 am

      Mr. McLaughlin, sorry for not saying this earlier, but you are welcome and thank you for your comment. (The windage of your comment must’ve veered me off the course, otherwise I am not this absent-minded.)

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  2. Vodka Calling

    May 8, 2014 at 5:10 am

    The second sentence in this post cracked me up. I can relate. I try so hard to come as close to perfect as one can come. No such thing, hard lesson to learn, but such is life.

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    • bobbyelhans

      May 8, 2014 at 7:49 am

      Glad you feel the same way. The quest for perfection is severely over-rated. If everyone was perfect, we would have no stories, no humor, nothing to make our lives worth living.

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