Thursday, December 6, 2012

If Only Dogs Were Our Teachers...



If a dog were 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 nudge them gently

10 comments:

GOOSE said...

Yea we know how to teach. MOM says I am alwasy teaching her something.
Blessings,
Goose

Remington said...

That is SO true! Thank you for sharing, my friends!

Ron said...

Jeanne, what a sweet, humorous and insightful share!

Isn't it something how much we learn from four-legged friends? I have always believed that animals teach us rather than we teach them.

"When someone is having a bad day
be silent .....
...sit close by.

...and nudge them gently"

How beautiful!

X to and the girlz!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Dogs have been the best teachers I've had, and these are some great lessons to learn and remember!

I hope you're doing well, and enjoying your Thursday!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

That's a great pic! And we love the poem too - good lessons for all of us.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

harrispen said...

That's very sweet. I love the picture too.

Cindy

Mitch and Molly said...

We just love this poem!
And that's a pretty cute picture too!

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

24 Paws of Love said...

That poem was awesome!! I loved it.

Did you write it?

Very cool.

Wyatt said...

I try and make it my mission to get my parents to be more dog-like everyday! Hey, it's not a bad way to go!!

Wyatt

Ann said...

So true. Dogs would make excellent teachers