What Dogs Can Teach Us 23 May
Three years ago after my family’s full-court-press begging and pleading, we adopted our pup.
And she was worth the wait.
Our dog has taught us:
• Love is unconditional. And bonding is important.
• Family members require time and attention.
• Go outside every chance you get. Walk, fetch, play.
• Find a sunny spot, plop down, and chill.
• Trust is built on consistency and predictability.
• Nap when you can.
• Never skip a meal. Enjoy each bite like it’s your last.
• Keep your water dish full. Splash.
• Every time someone enters your home, give them a warm welcome. But…
• Trust your instincts. If something doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t.
• Show excitement and be grateful for every new toy.
• If you want a good spot on the bed, settle-in quickly, then play dead.
• Take care of those who can’t take care of themselves.
• Pick up after your mess.
• Every walk is the best walk when you are with the people you love. Stop and smell the flowers.
• If you leave your shoes and socks out, they may disappear. So, pick up.
• Learning a new trick takes patience and repetition.
• Correct poor behavior and move on. Forgive fast.
• Peanut butter is life.
• Greet your loved ones with unabashed enthusiasm. Show them you care.
• And, always love each other, fleas and all.