Things We Can Learn From a Dog
Yappy New Year
– How to survive in the year of the Dog
People are always asking for what it means to be born in the year of the dog. The standard answer is loyalty, friendship etc. etc.
What does in really mean to be a dog? Could be positive… could be negative… Usually I look up some of the many Chinese Astrology books on my book shelf… but today I succumb to something I found today that is listed as author unknown and can be found all over the internet (trust me).
Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joy ride.
Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy.
When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
When it's in your best interest, always practice obedience.
Let others know when they've invaded your territory.
Take naps and always stretch before rising.
Run, romp, and play daily.
Eat with gusto and enthusiasm.
Never pretend to be something you're 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.
Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.
Thrive on attention and let people touch you.
Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.
On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.
When you are happy, dance around and wag your entire body.
No matter how often you are criticized, don't buy into the guilt thing and pout. Run right back and make friends.
Here I am in Kalamalka Lake Park on Dec 26th with my Border Collie doggie friends, Val, Tess and Hailey. Thank goodness my cat doesn't get jealous. Year of the Cat/Rabbit is not until 2011.