August 3, 2016

Campaigns With Christmas: Transparency

This is Christmas speaking!

This will probably be my last Campaigns With Christmas post for a couple of weeks due to the upcoming Pawlympics (my world tour will also be postponed) but don't worry, my series will resume right after that!

Anyway, today's topic, a virtue every candy date should have, is transparency. What does it mean to be transparent? Of course I know what it means, but let me look up the exact definition on Google if you will.

having thoughts, feelings, or motives that are easily perceived.

There we go! For me personally being transparent means not keeping too many secrets or lying to readers and fans. It means being open about my thoughts and my opinions, even if those thoughts and opinions might not be what someone else might not want them to be.

Let's just pretend I become mayor of Blogville for a brief moment. How could being transparent help me lead Blogville fairly and strongly?

I would let my friends know what I think about their work or their own opinions. I could encourage them and help them to grow.

Hold it, hold it, hold it! Maybe I'm getting a bit off seems like I've been writing more about honesty than transparency. Transparency is different. It doesn't just mean being an honest person (or pup), it means just being yourself, yet people can see who you really are through your words and actions. Okay, let me try that again.

What does it mean to be a transparent mayor?

When election day arrives, some beloved members of Blogville will vote for me because they can see that I'm kind, brave, loyal, and encouraging.

I'm not trying to brag, but I've gotten such compliments before. Being transparent, I don't write "I'M KIND, BRAVE, LOYAL, AND ENCOURAGING, SO PLEASE VOTE FOR ME!" in every post, I just act like myself and people can see that my true being is a very kind, brave, loyal, and encouraging dog. See what I mean?

Let others admire for you the dog or cat or person you are, not someone you're pretending to be. And don't just be honest, be transparent. Let people know your thoughts and opinions by living your everyday life the way you do now.


  1. VEry wise Christmas...with me what you see is what you get. Period exclamation point.
    As mom says if folks don't like cat hair they might as well stay away 'cause I am family and they are not.
    Hugs madi your bfff

  2. Hari OM
    WYSIWYG (wizzywig)... What You See Is What You Get; when the actions match the words, when things are clear and simple, where honesty stands proven. That's transparency. Methinks you have it Chris! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  3. You are a darling Christmas!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  4. Good post and impawtent message. BUTT sometimes when Blogville Pawlice has a big undercover sting going down to catch rogue squirrels secrecy is impawtent!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  5. Transparent,huh?
    But you look pretty solid to me.
    Love Noodles

  6. We agree totally, Christmas!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  7. Laughing at Noodles comment! We appreciate your transparency!

  8. OH CHRISTMAS.... OH MY... the PEEP's who run fur Pawblic Office could learn SO MUCH from YOU. Their world would be SOOOOOO much better if PAWliticians would be HONEST and TRANSPARENT.. like YOU are... THEY are very self serving and DEVIOUS... PEEP PAWLITICIANS Should be following in YOUR Paw Prints.

  9. Woof Christmas - You are one woofy candy date!
    Louis Dog Armstrong


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