Dogs Really Are Great Teachers….
When you share your life and home with a dog, you’ll do well to take some basic lessons in life from them. Maybe they really do hold the secret to happiness. I know mine make me happy.
Basic Life Lessons We Can Learn From Our Dog
- Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.
- Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your to be pure ecstasy.
- When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
- When it’s in your best interest, practice obedience.
- Let others know when they’ve invaded your territory.
- Take naps and stretch before rising.
- Run, romp and play daily.
- Eat with gusto and enthusiasm. Stop when you have had enough.
- Be loyal.
- Never pretend to be something you’re not.
- If you stare at someone long enough, eventually you’ll get what you want.
- Don’t go out without ID.
- Be direct with people; let them know exactly how you feel by piddling on their shoes.
- Be aware of when to hold your tongue, and when to use it.
- Leave room in your schedule for a good nap.
- Always give people a friendly greeting. A cold nose in the crotch is most effective.
- When you do something wrong, always take responsibility (as soon as you’re dragged shamefully out from under the bed).
- If it’s not wet and sloppy, it’s not a real kiss.
- If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.
- When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by and nuzzle them gently.
- Thrive on attention and let people touch you.
- Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.
- On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass.
- On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.
- When you’re happy, dance around and wag your entire body.
- No matter how often you’re scolded, don’t buy into the guilt thing and pout…run right back and make friends.
- Delight in the simple joys of a long walk.
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