Tuesday, November 10, 2009

live simply. love generously. care deeply. speak kindly.

ok - i know i may be perceived as an obsessive "mom" over this second post about my pup (see first one here), but i just found a great list that i kept that contemplated all the things we can learn from dogs and i wanted to share it with you all!

ps - i love ranger's tongue sticking out in the above photo!!!

if a dog was the teacher you would learn things like:
  • when loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
  • never pass up the opportunity for a joyride.
  • 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 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.
  • eat with gusto and enthusiasm. stop when you have had enough.
  • be loyal. never pretend you're something you are 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.
  • be always grateful for each new day and for the blessings of you!
i need to look at this list everyday and be reminded of all these fabulous things!!!


  1. i've got another one - be curious about absolutely everything, even shit.

  2. I loved your list and also cracked up at the Actors Diet's comment!

  3. me, too! what a great addition! i need to add it to my list that now lives by my desk!

  4. Your post made me want to go and give a great big snuggle to both my pups (so I did): Spencer the Weagle (Beagle Whippet) and Pancho the Chug (Chihuahua Pug).