It has been said that in order to grow your vocabulary, you have to use a new word in five different sentences. That way, it becomes deeply embedded in your psyche, and you leave and breathe your new word.
Well, I've noticed that this works with phrases as well. Case in point, words like "sit," "stay," "heel," "down," "good boy," are said so many times during the day, that my day is not complete without them. However, I've also noticed it's the phrases that I mutter over and over again, that have made me wonder about the meaning of life.
Ever since becoming a new puppy owner, there are phrases that I use dozens of times during the day. These phrases will forever be a part of me. Phrases I never thought I would ever mutter:
- Where's the other half of that slipper? (Toe is missing)
- Stop biting me!
- I need to know the size of the poop.
- Get your head out of the garbage.
- Where did that kleenex come from?
- What's in your mouth? (As I'm trying to pry open his jaws on our leisurely walk)
- Anybody see where the dish towel went?
- No ... not the Persian rug :(
- I'd like to buy some biodegradable poop bags please.
Thanks to my puppy, these phrases have now become a huge part of me. Excuse me now. I have to sit, stay and watch my little puppy grow up!
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