Saturday, September 24, 2011

Stop wasting time chasing the vacuum cleaner


Yesterday I was vacuuming the house.  As usual Max was trying to eat the vacuum cleaner while I did.

I have no idea why he does that.  He sees that the vacuum is powerless all by itself and does nothing until I plug it in and start to use it, but as soon as I turn it on he goes postal.

He chases after it as I go around the room, trying to get his mouth around it anywhere he can to bite it.  He never accomplishes it because I vacuum too fast.  I would put him in his kennel while I vacuum but I'm a little particular about my dogs never going into their kennel unless they absolutely have to.  [The only time I make them go in there is to sleep for the night, and then anytime I'm gone and none of the kids are home.  If any of the kids are home I want the dogs to be out.]

Max is convinced there's something going on with the vacuum cleaner.  There's some reason he feels the need to chase it although the vacuum is neither aware of Max nor doing anything to harm him.  The vacuum cleaner could care less about Max.

How many things or people do we chase in life or even try to "go after" that are neither aware of us, nor trying to harm us?

Don't laugh at Max for chasing the vacuum.  I'm sure you've chased a lot of them too, just in different forms.

We waste a lot of time.

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