Thursday, June 25, 2009

If your dog was your teacher

Scout picking up his toys

If your dog was your teacher
These are some of the lessons you might learn:

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

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

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 lay 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 joy of a long walk
Eat with gusto and enthusiasm
Stop when you have had enough
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.
~author unknown


T said...

We can learn a lot from our dogs, couldn't we?! :)

PS. I have a plaque on my wall with this very saying. :)

JackDaddy said...


Please come to my house and teach Jack how to put away his toys. There will be lots of cookies in it for you!

Teddy Bear said...

Very well put and such great lessons to learn from your furry kids.:)

Teddy Bear

Mango said...

Those are very good rules. I will try to follow your fine example.


Chris and Mackenzie said...

I love this one, "When loved ones come home, always run to greet them"

Easily the best part of the day.

Florida Sue said...

Little Buddy doesn't put away his toys yet, but he came equipped with darn near the rest! Scout looks so sweet.

CAM said...

Lovely lessons in loving for a living!
Max &Co in SA

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

This is a lovely lesson for all - peeps and dogs.

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Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Augie and Ti's mom said...

My favorite was: "When it's in your best interest, practice obedience." Heheheheheh. Good life lessons!

Tucker, Daisy and Leo said...

Mommy wants Scout to come and teach Daisy to put away her toys. We especially like the part about greeting your family when they come home, that's one of the best parts of our day.

Tucker and Daisy

LUCKY LUKE said...

I love that!

And by way, what you do wif your toys after you pick em up? Do you really put em away?

Also, I really like what you have in your mouf! :-)

wif love from the Luke

Susan Hickam said...

Wonderful post and so true! dogs do indeed have a lot to teach us about how to be good companions to those we love. Take care-Sweetpea Sue and Maddy Joy the Destroyer aka Editor in Chief

Dog By Nature said...

Wise words to live by!

KB said...

I agree, there's so much that we can learn from our dogs. Love the poem.