…from a 6-year-old child.
“People are born so that they can learn how to live a good life — like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?’ “Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don’t have to stay as long.”
If a dog was the teacher, we’d learn things like…
When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joy-ride.
Allow fresh air and wind in your face to be thrilling.
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 in 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.
Never pretend to be something you’re not.
When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by, listen and nuzzle them gently.