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Magnus PAWSing to reflect.

Monday, September 23, 2013


Dogs are known for being loyal.
For staying true to their loved ones.

Families often cheer for the same team, generation after generation.
So does rooting for the rival team make you the enemy, or a free thinker?

If your favorite player is traded to another team, 
where does your devotion go?

And when and why does supporting one person or idea mean you have chosen a side?
(I won't even start a political conversation.)
Can't you be both kin to the South AND the North; the East AND the West?

Can't you wear blue AND pink?

Can't you be both "a dog person" AND "a cat person"?

These are sticky issues 
that you can
get caught up in.

How can you be for one thing, 
and yet support the other?
Which flags can be flown?
Which signs can be posted?
Whose jersey can you wear?
Which colors can be worn?

(Being conflicted over such wrestling issues fits me to the T!)
Does a non-compete apply when the real issue is 
for one's level of success to match their job? 
Don't we sometimes deserve a little reward?

Why would fundraising for more than one charity ever cause conflict?

How on earth could worshipping at more than one church be seen as a sin?

When you have followed a leader and the journey was enjoyable,
are you willing to be seen as abandoning them by choosing to endorse another?
Can you still root for someone who has betrayed your trust?

Can you accept a change to what's become familiar,
to listen to a new voice, within an old tune?

Can you change treats and still be happy, happy, happy?

"Bee" sure to choose carefully.

Making a choice may mean walking away from something you love.
But it may also mean discovering something new to love.

New choices may mean loneliness.

Or they may mean revival, rejuvenation, and renewal.

PAWS and think about where you hold your devotions
and whether they match up to your beliefs and desires.
Are you being true to your school?

~ Magnus Pym


  1. Good questions, Magnus! Good photos, too.

  2. Don't worry about what other dogs think about you, Magnus! Be your sweet self while making loving choices. All that other stuff has a way of getting sorted out.

  3. You are a sensitive thinker, Magnus Pym. I always enjoy reading your perspective; it helps me look at things in a new way.

  4. Magnus- You are doggone cute and insightful! I should introduce you to a foxy lady I know- Emma Rose. I think you would like her :)