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    Love the leadership aspect as it relates to the book. Your mom sounds like a great influence to the community we live in. Would love to meet her. My cirque is I would love to hear the challenges your mother faces as a third person/ first person point of view on how she directly faces them.

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    Military

    Dogs are traditionally wired into an alpha animal. They are natural born leaders. Therefore, humans own them. They cannot have the tendencies that they would in the wild. This connects dogs to a brain similar to a human child....

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    • I thoroughly enjoyed the connection to an everyday thing like a dog. Dogs are something all people can relate to and I think that is what makes this article fun to read! I would like to see how you could connect dogs or bravery to other people or characters in the story too.

    • I really enjoyed this post. I think that the connection between dogs and Lancelot were very interesting. I wouldn’t normally consider dogs as soldiers right away but as cute pets that people like to pet. Very interesting!

    • Dear Nicole:

      I am fascinated by your post, “Military,” because I think it is so true that dogs are so intelligent and they can do many things. And they are so humble that they put other people instead of them. I think this is so important to recognize about dogs.

      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “ This connection is symbolized as bravery. Bravery towards those who need them.” I think this is awesome because they are brave. They are more brave than people because they protect the people they love and they save many people. And they dont judge anybody; they help everyone if they need help. And they stay with you if you need to.  

      Thank you for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because it’s interesting to know about how dogs have so much connection with soldiers. This is great because they work together and the dogs help so much rescuing people.
      
      Samantha M.

    • Dear nicole:

      I am fascinated by your post “Military”, because I think it shows how the military army goes through a 7 month of training and how they are so similar to dogs, by controlling their emotions, like contributing happiness, reducing stress, anxiety, depression, and ease loneliness and how they are fearless. The army goes through intense training and they do what they are told or what they are commanded to do. 

      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is “This connection is symbolized as bravery. Bravery towards those who need them.” I think this is important because they go out there to protect us so we can be safe. They showed bravery because the people who are afraid can feel safe when the military comes and helps the people. 

      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because you show how the military shows bravery and how they put others before themselves. Another reason is that you show how the army goes through 7 months of training and how they are similar to dogs and how they will put others before themselves.

      Angel Gallegos

    • Dear Nicole :
      I am pleased with your post, “Military,” because I like how you used the comparison of a soldier to an army dog or any dog in general. I like this because I also believe that soldiers have discipline like dogs and that discipline should be appreciated more.
      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “They all have that sense of command, strength, and leadership for themselves to continue on this journey to achieve their goals. ” I think this is a good statement because dogs like human being have their goals and want those goals accomplished by the end of the day.
      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because I really liked your statements about achieving goals . I also like how you show the amount of pressure and discipline soldiers in the army go through.
      Jocelyn Martinez

    • Nicole, one thing that you do very well is bringing the connection between The Once and Future king and your topic of dogs. More specifically in your second paragraph you draw the connection between King Lancelot’s plan of attack for war and how King Lancelot’s soldiers are like dogs. This is an interesting way to think of soldiers. One thing you could improve is include a deeper analysis of the connection and provide more specific examples from articles or the novel. Over all good job!

    • Nicole, I deeply enjoyed reading your blog “military” which compared army dogs to soldiers. I also like how you connected your topic to Lancelot in The Once and Future King and made Lancelot the base of the soldiers you talked about. I like how you say in your second paragraph that soldiers must listen to and trust their leader because it transitions nicely into your third paragraph where you begin to talk about dogs listening to commands from their leader/owner. One think I think you could work on would be giving more real life examples to further explain and support your ideas. Overall I liked the connections you made and the blog as a whole!

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