Things We Can Learn From Dogs...
2014-09-27 Checkendon Challenge - The Ears
Photo Courtesy of Karen Burd

• Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joy ride

• Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy

• When loved ones come home, always run to greet them

• When it is 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

• Eat with gusto and enthusiasm

• 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 nearby and nuzzle him or her gently

• Thrive on attention and let people touch you

• Avoid biting when a simple growl will do

• When you’re happy, dance around and wag your entire body

• No matter how often you are scolded, don’t buy into the guilt thing and pout. Run right back and make friends

• Delight in the simple joys of a long walk

• If you don’t own a dog, at least one, there is not necessarily anything wrong with you, but there may be something wrong with your life

• Dogs laugh with their tails

• To err is human; to forgive, canine