After reading “Advice from a Dog” on a beautiful card by Ilan Shamir of Your True Nature, I started thinking about everything my dogs have taught me. I have two “career change” dogs from Guide Dogs for the Blind. Sanchez is an 8-year-old Yellow Lab. If Sanchez had a tag line, it would be “It’s All About Me.” If he could talk, these are the words I think he would share with me:
Life is All About You
Treats are the answer to everything
Great days start with tummy rubs
Don’t sit at the computer for too long
If you really want the ball, then you go get it
It’s always a good time for a hike, as long as it’s not raining
Break out into moments of craziness when people least expect it
Gina is a two year old Black Lab and couldn’t possibly be more different than Sanchez. Her tag line is “Let’s Play”. I’ve had her for a little over a year, and she is bringing me different lessons. Here’s what she has to say:
It’s all good
Sleep close to those you love
Take frequent breaks for play time
The more kissing, the better everyone feels
If you are breathing, that is reason enough to be happy
Always keep your toys nearby and play with them often
Playing with another person is so much more fun than playing alone
Be present with your loved ones and they’ll be present with you
Wiggle, Wiggle, Wiggle
Do your animals give you advice in the form of life lessons? Thanks for sharing them in a comment below. Cat lovers, thanks for sharing your as well. Here’s Ilan Shamir’s Advice from a Cat.
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