How To Learn from a Dog — This has been on my ref…

August 17, 2006

How To Learn from a Dog —

This has been on my refrigerator long enough that it is yellowed and torn, but it’s too good to throw out. I wasn’t able to find the author online, so if anyone knows, I’d love to hear who should get the credit for this (lest I end up accused of blogger plagiarism). As the dog-days of summer are upon us, I thought there were some nice reminders.

If a Dog Were the Teacher, You Would Learn…

* Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.

* Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy.

* 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, and play daily.

* 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 in 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 joy of a long walk.

* Eat with gusto and enthusiasm. Stop when you have had enough.

* Be loyal.

* 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 and nuzzle them gently.


One comment

  1. I préfére the cat for his discretion

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