Pretty cute, quiet and, after rereading the blog I wrote about him, my memory was jarred into remembering he was a lot of work. Still….time heals all wounds and many great improvements have taken place. First of all, he no longer conducts any of his…business, in the house. That is a super positive result. He also does not chew the heck out of all the wood in the house. We have to replace baseboards, window blinds and a table leg, but that behavior is gone. Woo-hoo, positive check number two. All good things. All good things.
The following pictures illustrate the point even more. He steals socks and pillows, takes them into the backyard or into other rooms of the house, and holds them for ransom until we provide a treat. Should we treat him for stealing our stuff? Of course not, but he is incredibly fast and impossible to catch when he gets outside. We are trying to change the behavior, but sometimes I am running late and just want my dang socks.
The old Soviet planning method created five-year plans that remained static and monolithic. And, of course, the Soviet Union collapsed. Trying different tactics to reach the goal is important and can keep an organization agile. Be willing to move and adjust. Learning what does not work is a critical part of planning and strategic thinking. Think in terms of plan, evaluate and evolve and then repeat, repeat, repeat. It has worked for my dog and I think it will work for you. Moby is available for a consult at your earliest convenience. Just make sure you leave your socks on.