Monday, September 26, 2011

Lessons learned from a dog

We are taking care of our friends' dog at the moment while they are away. Here are the lessons I learned from her today:
  • Every day is a new day and a reason to jump up and down!
  • Get excited about exercise and being outside
  • Take care of your body
  • Find time for a nap
  • Stretch
  • Find time for play everyday
  • Eat when you are hungry
  • Seek out new experiences
  • Live in the moment
  • Be direct in your communication
  • Curly hair has some disadvantages
  • Admit when you are wrong
  • Work really hard at making up with someone if you've been bad or annoyed them
Some of these lessons came about as Bella found our pond today.  She's stayed with us before, for over a month, and never went near it...until today! Instead of a white fluffy dog, she was black, covered in mud! I guess she was seeking new experiences, did seem to recognise that she was wrong when she wouldn't come out, is trying to make it up with me, and is working hard taking care of her body to try and clean it up after even a hose down didn't get her white again!!! 

I wonder how many other lessons I'll learn from her in the upcoming weeks. What did your pet teach you today?

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