Meagan Musing: For Love of the Dog

Meagan Musing


For Love of the Dog

I was reading about dogs (always on my quest for more knowledge to make Fenway a well-mannered dog) on the Internet and came across this list today.

If a dog were the teacher you would learn stuff 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.
  • When it's in your best interest, practice obedience.
  • Let others know when they've invaded your territory.
  • 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 in 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.
  • 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.

Isn't this a great thought? It would be nice to be able to let all that STUFF we have to get done take a backseat every once in a while and enjoy life like a dog! I'm fairly good at letting some of that stuff slide, (mostly on the weekends) but I often forget to take it all in and enjoy the little things in life that make us so happy. I think I'll try to work on this for one of my other quests - trying to make myself a better person.



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