But what about the dog’s needs?
A vilified minority
My dog, and plenty of pizza.
is that Snoopy?
Today’s background music: “All You Need Is Love” by The Beatles.
The one thing that I have that none of the Neighbor Jims of the world can ever hope to have is enough.
Why “poor achievers”, Pig? You can be an achiever and still have a dog.
That is a good start Pig, but we need more dogs!
The dog looks like a little Snoopy.
I think Pig is more likely to achieve his goals.
I don’t think I’ve ever had a goal. What’s it like?
Is that Snoopy in his arms? Or a grand-pup maybe?
Happiness is a warm puppy.
I love my dogs. They are kind of like having kids though.
my feet on my desk, my cat napping in my lap and a glass of wine, while surfing the ’net. retirement is a tough job, but someone has to do it.
My dog is a great stress relief!
Sadly, at my age pizza doesn’t agree with me anymore. Especially pepperoni. Not to mention the sodium content. Might as well eat salt straight from the shaker. Don’t want another heart attack.
In the German version of this, Pig’s dog is called schweinhund. Guessing they’ll need to change that.
He is a pig of simple pleasures.
Jim looks like a Secret Service agent.
Yeah, about the goal-setting… after I received my performance rating recently, having worked my bee-hind off on a job nobody else wanted to, or could do, and without which there would have been grave consequences for the company, and yet getting rated way below average, I done setting goals, at least professionally. When your evaluation of goal-reaching depends on others, you’re at their mercy and it doesn’t matter whether you outperform or stink. I’m with Pig on this one.
That pup does look like Snoopy. I don’t think it is, though.
No offense, Mr. Pastis, but there will never be another Charles M. Schulz.
What happened to Guard Duck? Is he inUkraine?
I don’t have dogs anymore, but I cherish my two cats.
Persoanly I found that helping others achieve thier goals much more rewarding than when I was working to achieve my own
Absolutely! Dogs are the best!
Best dog name ever
A Pig and his dog…friends to the end….
For a nice, warm, fuzzy feeling, may I recommend the short story A Boy and his Dog by Harlan Ellison?
Well maybe not so nice, warm, and fuzzy feeling. And skip the movie entirely — no-one in Hollywood understood the idea.
An animal having another animal as a pet. Well, it worked for Mickey, and Rocko
Pretty much hits the point. This retired middle manager opened his door and was first greeted by his dog(s), and, in time, his family.
I wonder what kind of dog Steph has.
I’ll take “Pig is 100% Right” for 800! My two dogs give my shattered life purpose. <3
Dog? Pig, you’ve lost it. It’s cheese. Cheese. All you need is cheese.
All I need is this Thermos…and this chair…
I guarantee neighbor Jim is miserable and probably makes others around him miserable, too. Emphasis on goals is the key to failure and disappointment in oneself. In any case, life is what happens when you’re making other plans. Learn to go with the flow and follow your bliss along the line of least resistance.
All I need is my kitties.
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His goal is to become a Secret Service agent?
Compulsive achievers have a hard life.
We all need to feel this
God, Dog, Companion and a Personal Library. For hwaet else could we want?
Pig has the right idea!
When did Pig get a dog?
You’re so right, achievers just don’t know what they’re missing.
But what if Jim has a bigger dog?
When did Pig get a little beagle?
Or is that (just) a stuffed Snoopy?
Eh, it takes all kinds. Be happy with the role you choose.
or a bunch of cats.
I wish I still had hair like neighbor Jim
You tell him, Pig!!!
Neighbour Jim has achieved his goals. And will be forgotten in fifty years, because there are so many like like him.