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#JusJoJan 2018, the 2nd – Boisterous


I’ve never been boisterous. Such activity exhausts me, even watching it. Which doesn’t mean I’m not often on-the-go, but you won’t find me jumping around.

I purposely chose the calmest dog in the litter. This is him being boisterous beside me.

Lack of boisterousness, it seems to me, is taking on a new face in the world. I imagine at one point it meant walking slowly for miles to get to school (uphill both ways, of course), or steadily working on whatever needed to get done. In present times there is no need, often, to leave our homes to get the things we want. More people than in decades are working and learning at home–I was going to say more than in history, but it’s like somehow we’re going back to the same scenario when people were home-taught by their parents and worked the land. Only now we’re stationary, working and learning at home from long distances. Human interaction, like the old days when farmers rarely saw anyone outside their families, is slowly reverting to minimal, but for different reasons and by different means.

Wow. That took a rather un-boisterous philosophical turn, didn’t it? Something to think about.

This post is brought to you by Just Jot it January, and in particular, prompted by the word, “boisterous,” provided by Dan! Thank you so much, my friend! You can find Dan’s JusJoJan post by clicking right here. Please go and say hi! To participate in the prompt, please visit this post, where you’ll find the rules and you can leave your link in the comments.

Author: Linda G. Hill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

30 thoughts on “#JusJoJan 2018, the 2nd – Boisterous

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  2. Interesting observations of the big picture. My coonhound Doodle looks like yours color wise. She is the only boisterous member of our family. Shes eleven years old and I’m still waiting for her to calm down. Enjoy your sweet one.


  3. It DID turn bigger picture there at the end, and your thoughts are apt. I’m rarely boisterous, but when I am, I’m happily unflappable. I’m married to boisterous. We can scare people in those moments πŸ˜›


  4. Great prompt word Dan

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  6. From one unboisterous blogger to another, wishing you a happy but calm 2018. πŸ™‚


  7. I like the idea of us returning to a village like society. The only difference will be that unlike in those ancient time – we will be able to talk to any lone anywhere in the world. And that is a good thing.


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  9. Roxy is not overly boisterous either until we have visitors then she will be all waggy tailed and wanting to be made a fuss of. Then she falls asleep!! πŸ™‚

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  10. What a good puppy you found! Boisterous is over-rated in puppies. Cody, at 3, is finally becoming the dog I’ve always wanted, but there were days … probably the golden retriever in her.


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  13. Hooray for introverts. That’s definitely the kind of dog I would want, if I wanted a dog.

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  14. You baby is just perfect πŸ’œ

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  15. I’m also feeling a tad green with envy. My one year old golden lab is the epitome of boisterous. It’s a badge of honour in her book. πŸ€ͺ


  16. It’s rare to be an unboisterous dog!!!!

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  17. Perhaps history will refer to this period as the beginning of the era of the introverts being in control.

    I have to say, I’m a little jealous of the fact that you have a quiet dog. Maddie is quite boisterous.


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