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From a great email forward I just received. Live like a dog....

Live simply.
Love generously.
Care deeply.
Speak kindly.
Remember, if a dog was the teacher you would learn things like:
When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
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.

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Dogs only know today, the here and now.

IF you're lucky, dogs just might remember what they got in trouble for this morning.

Dogs only remember that they get a treat for going outside and doing their thing. My dog thinks he's supposed to get his treat just for staring at the door.

Dogs love going for a ride, so take them. The only problem might be when the Fed Ex or UPS guy shows up and the dog practically knocks you over to get to the truck.

Dogs really do like cats, just not their claws. My dog can't go a day without knowing where the cat is. As for the cat, he couldn't care less.

Dogs will bite the hand that feeds them - if you're holding bacon or a piece of steak.

A dog's way of letting you know you're loved is to sit by you. The only problem might be if the dog happens to position himself in the bathroom doorway in the dark of night.

Our dog is going senile, barely able to last from one end of the block to the other, but has all the energy in the world to chase the cat up the stairs.

He's also quite capable of turning on the "cute," big time! (Rhodesian Ridgeback Rottweiler mix)

June 22, 2009 - 4:27pm

This is a very sweet, very true post. We have three dogs, each of whom subscribes wholeheartedly to everything in you write.

I would also add:

Never forget who loves you.
Live in the moment.
Appreciate treats.
Wag over small things.
And when you want something and your person tells you "no", be extra cute. Sometimes it works.

June 22, 2009 - 9:18am
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