Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Dogs As Teachers....

A friend sent me the following lessons that we would learn if dogs were our teachers. I thought they were very appropriate and so true!!! Sophie is the 4th lab that we have owned and each one has been such an incredible part of our family and has shown us incredible love and loyalty! So take a lesson from a dog and have a wonderful day!!

If Dogs Were Teachers 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.

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'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.


Until Next Time....


SwissKnits! said...

Awwww how lovely!!

We have been looking into getting a furry friend for our family... I grew up with dogs (one trained for Obedience and one for his good looks in Show) and I miss having a pal at my side... and the kids have it so bad that every time we saw a stray in Sardinia they begged me to let them adopt it... LOL It's time...

Of course pictures of Miss Sophie are tugging at my heart constantly...

She Knits Socks said...

Words to live by!

JoAnn said...

Well said. We're also on our 3rd dog in our family an their loyalty knows no bounds.

Marianne said...

That is so cool! Thank you for sharing it with us! It is so true, that your dogs will always come running to you whenever you get home! They bring so much happiness to our lives! :-) And, Sophie is growing up into quite the young lady! She will be a joy to you all for so many years to come! :-)