Lessons to learn from a dog
Lessons to learn from a dog.
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.
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 on the grass
On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.
When you are happy, dance around and wag your entire body
Delight in the simple joy of a long walk
Never pretend to be something you’re not
If 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.
Enjoy every moment of your day
Handle every stressful situation like a dog. If you can’t eat it or play with it… Pee on it and walk away… just let it go… just in case I haven’t told you lately
“Happiness is a warm puppy.”
― Charles M. Schulz
“Dogs never bite me. Just humans.”
― Marilyn Monroe
“If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.”
― Mark Twain
“Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring–it was peace.”
― Milan Kundera
“A person can learn a lot from a dog, even a loopy one like ours. Marley taught me about living each day with unbridled exuberance and joy, about seizing the moment and following your heart. He taught me to appreciate the simple things-a walk in the woods, a fresh snowfall, a nap in a shaft of winter sunlight. And as he grew old and achy, he taught me about optimism in the face of adversity. Mostly, he taught me about friendship and selflessness and, above all else, unwavering loyalty”. John Grogan, Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World’s Worst Dog