If a dog was the teacher…

“Remember, if a dog was the teacher you would learn things like: When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.

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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.

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Take naps.

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Stretch before rising. Run, romp, and play daily.

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Thrive on attention and let people touch you.

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Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.

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On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass.

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On hot days, drink lots of water…

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and lie under a shady tree.

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When you’re happy, dance around and wag your entire body.

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Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.

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Be loyal.

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Never pretend to be something you’re not.

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If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.

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When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by, and nuzzle them gently.”

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~ Author unknown. From a larger story found frequently quoted but without attribution; you can read it here.
Several photos were contributed by my friend, Rob Kessel – with thanks and appreciation for your talents.

15 comments

  1. And, if something is stressing you out, a dog would teach you: “if you can’t play with it or eat it, then pee on it and walk away!” I can’t tell you the number of times I’d haves to do that to a boss during my working years! ROFL.

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