Is Your Dog Your Teacher?!

Chaco, casually roaming around in his element; Abiquiu, New Mexico.

Reprint: Sharon Bolt’s Good Dogs! blog.                                                                                                                                            

A friend of mine emailed me this, it’s about what you would learn if your dog was your teacher, I’m sure this will make you smile…

•           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.


(Photo by Bob Alexander; also Chaco’s owner!)