Patience is a Virtue
I copied this from Wikipedia. Certainly sounds exactly like me.
“Patience is the state of endurance under difficult circumstances, persevering in the face of provocation without acting on negative annoyance or anger. It is also used to refer to the character trait of being steadfast”.
I also copied this from Wikipedia. Not being repetitious, it sounds exactly like me.
“Virtue is moral excellence. Personal virtues are characteristics valued as promoting collective and individual greatness.”
They, whoever “they” are, say that patience is a virtue. I accept that. However, it can also be a challenge. Take, for example” the “Rancherette” and the tail (pun intended) of the “hitchhiker”. I am approaching the ripe old age of, well; let’s just say the ripe old age. Until now, I was unaware that a fourteen week old puppy could unlock the front door of my pickup, jump into the front passenger seat, make herself comfortable, and upon arriving at my home, have the audacity to exclaim, “she brought me here against my will, I was dog-napped.”. I know Airedales are very smart, but that is ridiculous. I have difficulty opening the door to my pickup.
However, I can almost hear the conversation that went on with the “hitchhiker” sitting in my passenger seat in my pickup truck.
The “Rancherette”— “what am I going to tell the “Rancher”?
Alfie— “You’ll think of something. Tell him I hitchhiked a ride.”
The “Rancherette”—“I’m not so sure he will believe that.”
Alfie–-“If he is as gullible you are, he will.”
The “Rancherette”-— “OK, I’ll give it a try,”
Alfie–– I’m pretty sure he’ll love me once he gets to know me”
The “Rancherette” —“But what if he don’t?”
Alfie— “I think it will be fine; I can handle the “Rancher”. He will be a pushover for my endearing eyes. All I have to do is Just blink twice, he’ll be hooked”. it worked on you didn’t it. Besides, I’ll be eating out of his pocket before you know it.”
As you can see, this is me, practicing patience, the part where it says persevering in the face of provocation without acting on negative annoyance or anger. And this is me, practicing more patience.
Alfie practicing virtue.
These enduring eyes started the whole “Patience is a Virtue” thing.
It is going to be a challenge for me to practice “Patience is a Virtue” but it is a challenge I accept. Now if I can just get the eight Standard Poodles, the two Cairn Terriers and the one Italian Greyhound to also accept the challenge. That may well try my patience and destroy my virtue.
Lots of patience but well worth it. This little Girldale seems to have already wormed her way into Daddy’s heart.
No doubt about your comment from Yankee Gal 🙂 Actually, I have seen so much love that she gives us both to please us. It is just incredible. Of course, the independence of a Dale is something to get used to. The poodles are more needy and want to always get attention. The Dales seem to love their play times alone and come to you on their time and their terms ! LOVE our new family addition.