|Sophie dancing for a treat from Andrea.|
What I’ve Learned… from my dog
by Janet Sobczyk, 2012
- Meals can be the highlight of the day and don’t have to be eaten slowly to be enjoyed.
- There is a daily minimum requirement for physical affection.
- To be most content when everyone is home.
- That being well-groomed (brushed and trimmed) feels better than being shaggy.
- A walk around the block can be an adventure.
- It’s important to greet everyone who comes to our house or passes us on the street.
- Watching birds and squirrels is great entertainment.
- A sunny spot to rest does the body good. Under a shady tree is the best spot in summer.
- Emotions can be effectively expressed through body language.
- It helps to listen and snuggle close when someone is sad or sick.
- To follow the master's voice. (I didn't expect to learn spirituality from a dog!)
- That requests (begging) are more often granted through quiet communication (wagging) than through loud demands (barking.) So.... wag more and bark less!
|My family's first dog, Jewell. She sure was|
a jewel for putting up with me sitting on her!
|My family's first Schnauzer, Abby, dances for a treat from me.|
I love the resemblance to the top photo.