They never fight, but they have some really great wrestling matches. These are not done to establish superiority and there is no winner or loser. It just happens. One dog will look at the other and on some unseen cue they go at it. There is no predicting when it will begin or why. And it ends just as abruptly as it began. No one ever gets injured.
They crash together to begin.
They suddenly stop and walk away from one another, each of them happy.
I think a good tussle (mental rather than physical) is important in human relationships as well. It helps to clear the air and give each person a sense of independence.
As you know, the leaders of our government are in a mental wrestling match over the budget deadlines. Unlike Ellie's and Lucy's little matches, these are not friendly engagements. They resemble a playground fight with angry little children pointing fingers at each other over who's to blame rather than getting something accomplished. Little children who have not yet learned the concepts of reason and necessity of compromise. Their most commonly used phrases are likely "he/she started it" and "that's not fair." The perceptions of both are formulated in their little heads not often in reality.
Little children often "take sides" and support an issue without having all the facts. They blindly follow the rhetoric and become convinced they are always right. This is normal for children and hopefully they will learn to investigate more thoroughly before drawing conclusions. In children we call this lack of maturity. In adults I call it ignorance.
I can assure you with confidence that this individual has no clue about the ramifications of shutting down our Government.
I leave you with a couple of quotes without my comment:
"I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance."
"There is nothing more frightening than ignorance in action."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
HAVE A MOST WONDERFUL WEEKEND, EVERYONE