The Penitent Dog

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This pooch certainly has the art of begging for forgiveness down pat.  The dog in this video demonstrate what being penitent is.  Penitent in an adjective that originates from the Latin word paenitēre meaning “to regret.”  Penitent means “feeling or expressing sorrow for sin or wrongdoing and disposed to atonement and amendment; repentant; contrite”.

In the Italian video, Anthony Federica Granai is seen gently scolding his dog Ettore.  At the beginning of the video, Granai chides Ettore in Italian, saying, “Are you asking me to forgive you? What do you want?… You are wrong, Ettore. Ettore, you are wrong. No. No. No. Do you understand where you made the mistake?”  The dog, in return, shows Granai how truly sorry he is and very endearingly attempts to seek forgiveness.  Ettore shows how penitent he is by pushing his bowed head against the chest of Granai.  When Granai fails to accede to Ettore’s gestures, the dog doubles up on his efforts.  After several groveling attempts, Granai finally relents and says “ok, good, we will make peace” in Italian before giving his dog the hug he so desperately seeks.

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