Monday, 31 August 2009

A Dog's Life


What we can learn from a dog:

Live simply.

Love generously.

Care deeply.

Speak kindly.

Remember, if a dog was the teacher you would learn things like:

When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.

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.

Take naps.

Stretch before rising.

Run, romp, and play daily.

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.

Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.

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.



  1. A lovely, thoughtful post Lee dear...we can learn a lot from our pets, I'm feeling happier already...
    thank you! ♡

  2. And know that no one likes to claim their own farts so you might just have to suck it up and take the blame sometimes ;)

  3. My father-in-law said a dogs view of the world is-
    If you can eat it, or screw it; then piss on it.

  4. And when my time is up, put me down! It's the humane thing to do.

  5. You're so right! Great post!

  6. Oh thanks for reminding us..we need to be dogs; life will be much nicer and easier..

  7. Printed out and hanging on the fridge - now every day will be a dog day ;)

  8. Someone said, "the more I see of humans the better I prefer dogs."
    That total trust and love they offer can be very humbling

  9. did I miss this one? :))


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