Monday, February 7, 2011

If A Dog Were Your Teacher

If a dog were your teacher, you would learn stuff like:

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

Sampson runs to greet me
by carolvinzant via Flickr

Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.

arf!  can i drive in the parade too??  (tx independence day #4)
by jmtimages via Flickr

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.

Army Dog Handler and Dog at Work in Camp Bastion, Afghanistan
by Defence Images via Flickr

Take naps ...

...and stretch before rising.

You gotta stretch it all!
by Seoulful Adventures via Flickr

Run, romp, and play daily.

Light fast dog...
by MrSHIZ via Flickr

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.

Dog in pool
by MrSHIZ via Flickr

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

Always happy...
by buzzsnap via Flickr

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.

The Boys Waiting
by Yellow Snow Photography via Flickr

Eat with gusto and enthusiasm.

Stop when you have had enough.

Dogs Life II
by ManWithAToyCamera via Flickr

Be loyal.

Never pretend to be something you’re not.
Boxer Ballerina
by Matt Stratton via Flickr

 If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.

Digging Dog
by rumpleproofskin via Flickr

And MOST of all…

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

and nuzzle them gently.

by ktshawx via Flickr
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