word poem: con·​duct

(transitive verb)
: to direct or take part in the operation or management of
: to direct the performance of
: to lead from a position of command

: to cause (oneself) to act or behave in a particular and especially in a controlled manner

: to bring by or as if by leading : GUIDE

: a mode or standard of personal behavior especially as based on moral principles

: the act, manner, or process of carrying on : MANAGEMENT

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[Photos below of very sweet, well-behaved dogs at Linh Ung Pagoda on Son Tra Peninsula in Da Nang, Vietnam, followed by an embed link to the music video for the Dandy Warhols “Smoke It” with dogs from a dog show on stage with them as they belt the circa 2005 political protest anthem]

“. . . So if you’re gonna be a dog then at least be a good dog.”