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Monday, November 15, 2010

Do You Walk the Walk?

Here's today's lesson kids..."Do you walk the walk?  Do you talk the talk?"

(The following is from 'The Phrase Finder') 

Meaning - Back up one's talk with action.

Origin - Walk the walk' is almost always said in combination with 'talk the talk', for example, "if you’re going to talk the talk, you’ve got to walk the walk", or "walk it like you talk it".

This is a 20th century American alternative to various old sayings which epitomise the notion that 'talk is cheap', for example 'actions speak louder than words' and 'practice what you preach'.

The context for the use of any of these expressions is in response to what is seen as empty boasting. People who are accused of such are said (in the USA) to 'talk a good game' or (in the UK) to be 'all mouth and no trousers'.
SM found this young man today...

He's been wandering around the neighborhood for the past day or so.  He came up to SM and laid his head against SM's leg.

A Pointer/Lab mix I think.  Around 2 years old (clean teeth).  Amazing temperament. No aggression that I've seen and Casey (aka Pig) can bring out the aggression in any dog with her constant need to play. 

Intelligent too.  But he's never been on a leash..(that was fun getting him home.)  He must belong to a farm somewhere around here since he's friendly but not leash trained.

We put out the neighborhood email on him and SM is dropping off flyer's to the vets in our area.

We gave him some food and a bath.  He's been sacked out (as in DEEP sleep) for over 2 hours now.  Poor baby.

SM asks how can we afford another dog?  I told him we'll see what happens this week.  Hopefully we'll find his owner.  If not, a good home.  Whether that good home is ours or not remains to be seen.

We'll do what we can and let life take care of itself...


  1. Uh-Oh! :) I am sure there is always room for more! He is a nice looking dog! For sure has the lab 'head', how could you not love that face?

    Congrats on the new family member???

  2. We're keeping an open heart and mind about "Sam".

    Good news though... Sam appears to be housebroken, no accidents and he slept through the night.

    Introduction to KiKi went well, as in the dog doesn't chase the cat and the cat stays away from the dog.

    I took him out solo on a leash this morning. We only went about a block away...baby steps for now.