Monday, March 2, 2009

Things You Can Learn From A Dog

I came across this poem the other day and it really spoke to me. Though the author is unknown, I feel like I could have written this. I am always telling Mom that I am worth my weight in gold and sometimes she buys it and sometimes she doesn't. I present to you advice from dogs everywhere, rules to live and love by.

Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joy ride.
Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy.
When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
When it’s in your best interest, practice obedience.
Let others know when they’ve invaded your territory.
Take naps and stretch before rising.
Run, romp and play daily.
Eat with gusto and enthusiasm.
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.
Thrive on attention and let people touch you.
Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.
On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.
When you’re happy, dance around and wag your entire body.
No matter how often you’re scolded, don’t buy into the guilt thing and pout .. run right back and make friends.
Delight in the simple joys of a long walk.
Author Unknown


Henry the Dog said...

It's been good catching up with your posts. Loved the one about the loggerhead turtle, very informative - mum and me always learn something from your blogsite. And that seal, he was soooo cute. That poem is wonderful, very doggy. It encapsulates what we do. Great stuff old chap xxx

Stubby said...

Hey Henry - Thanks for stopping by. I'm so glad that you and your mum always learn something from my blog because it means that I am doing my job right.
I am not sure which line of poem most sums me up, but I think I would go with "Thrive on attention and let people touch you". I love getting pets and Mom says I am a little attention hound. I think that is a compliment :)