Tell me what you think!

Introduction

Dear Reader of Learning from Dogs,

The first post in this blog was published on the 15th July 2009, now more than 8 years ago. In my wildest imagination, I would not have predicted that I would still be publishing posts today. Or, indeed, that more than 3,300 posts have been published since that day, that the blog has received more than 1.3 million viewings in that time, and that over 2,500 good people now follow this place.

But what that does say to me that it is about time that I listened to what you like and, better still, how this blog could even better communicate with you.

So here’s a short survey that I would dearly love for you to complete. No personal details are being asked for or recorded and the results of the survey will be shared with you all in this place.

By the way, these polls (I’m using PollDaddy via WordPress) will expire in seven days time.

Question One

Question Two

Question Three

Question Four

Please indicate to what extent having a dog improves your life? (Please answer even if you currently do not have a dog in your life but, nonetheless, have a view.)

Question Five

On the ‘About’ page of the blog, it is stated that:

The underlying theme of Learning from Dogs is about truth, integrity, honesty and trust in every way. We use the life of dogs as a metaphor.

Question Six

Not infrequently blog posts are published that do not refer to dogs. Please indicate your views on these other ‘non-dog’ posts?

Question Seven

Please read the following statement and then record your reaction to it:

Having one or more dogs in my life allows me a much better connection with and awareness of my inner self.

Question Eight

Please indicate, by ticking the relevant boxes, which dog and animal topics you would like to read more of on Learning from Dogs.

Question Nine

Please indicate, by ticking the relevant boxes, which non-animal topics you would like to read more of on Learning from Dogs.

Question Ten

Do you believe the Learning from Dogs blog could be improved for you?

Finally, if you answered “Yes” to this last question do please explain how it could be improved via a reply to this post.

I going to leave this as the current post right through to Friday for two reasons:

  1. Your views and opinions are really important and not every reader and follower comes here every day, and,
  2. These polls expire in seven days time.

Thank you all so very, very much!

20 thoughts on “Tell me what you think!

  1. I have loved having you around, Paul. Can’t believe it’s been this long already. Much success to Learning from Dogs. I am in eternal love with this blog for having immortalizing ‘Dollar’.

  2. I love this blog as a little piece of serenity to find soft words at the end of a bad news day. But what I like most is that I learn a lot about animal behaviour. As a pet sitter, it is invaluable information that I learn from your posts. I’m not sure how it could be improved…seems to have everything. The vet visits were informative…and helpful for a view into the surgical side of pet care.
    While I don’t always comment, my reader notifies me of all your posts. Keep up the good work. Oh, and if you find yourself wandering onto other topics, that’s fine too…because there are many connections in the world. Not even dogs live in isolation. Everything affects them as well as us.😊

    1. I have just read out aloud to Jeannie your feedback, as I did too Asha’s kind words, and it is beautiful. Thank you so much. But unwittingly you have also perfectly annuciated the vision for my next book in your feedback. That is incredibly useful. 😎

  3. Very interesting survey. I hated answering the questions that admit I have no dog currently. I miss a dog and when my sister comes to my home soon for hospice care, her dog will come with her and may just end up with me permanently. She has made alternate arrangements should the need arise as I’m no spring chicken either. Her companion will be as welcome as any of my children. I do get my fuzzy loving from the dogs in the neighborhood as well. There is no question that a dog can show distinctly who you are as a person and they are a huge blessing in ones life… unless you are an ass.

    1. Sue, that’s perfectly understood and our feline friends do find their way on to these pages from time to time. But the blog is called Learning from Dogs!! Thank you so much for completing the survey.

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