Giving thanks to the often ingored teacher

Oct 31, 2004
Imagine what we can learn when we take the time to watch others instead of obsessing about ourselves like we usually do. Life teaches many lessons and we often ignore them.


If a dog was 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 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.

No matter how often you're scolded, don't buy into the guilt thing and 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.
I like that! Good examples from man's best friend.

Tolerance and patience are more attributes that can be learned from pooches.

"Let others know when they've invaded your territory."

Also knowing when to be intolerant is a good thing!

I also like:

"If you can read this, thank a Teacher

If you can read it in English, thank a Soldier!" :D