What Can We Learn From a Dog?
I was babysitting a cutie pie named Shawn the other day for my friend and Shawn napped almost the entire time I was there…the only company I had was Mr. Dexter here. Don’t let this photo of him relaxing fool ya…he was as rambunctious as they come! He happened to take a liking to me which made me feel pretty darn good.
I spent a bit of today at the dog park with my very own Zelda Bell (the fun-loving doberman I just can’t get enough of-you’ll see her soon I’m sure) and it made me think of how important dogs are to humans and how their actions, however simple, could applied to human kind. This is an article I read once that lends a little bit of advice on what we can learn from the dogs in our lives.
“Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joy ride.
Allow the experience of fresh air &
the wind in your face 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 & stretch before rising.
Run, romp & play daily.
Eat with gusto & enthusiasm.
Never pretend to be something you’re not.
If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.
When someone is having a bad day, be silent,
sit close by & nuzzle them gently.
Thrive on attention & let people touch you.
Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.
On hot days, drink lots of water & lay under a shady tree.
When you’re happy, dance around & wag your entire body.
No matter how often you’re scolded,
don’t buy into the guilt thing & pout…
run right back & make friends.
Bond with your pack.
Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.”