Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Seven lessons from the dog world

Zoey the dog -- part
Border Collie/Lab, part Dalmatian

I'm up to my ears in alligators, (marking) so I let Zoey, my dog dictate
my blog tonight. I was talking to a friend today about dog wisdom
and it tempted Zoey to chip in.

Seven things that dogs know:

1. Move forward -- the good stuff is all in front of you.

2. Each day is a good day, as long as you can go out in it.

3. There is no right season for turkey.

4. The best couch to sleep on, is the one you aren't
supposed to be on -- wait until no one is home.

5. Every day is a play day.

6. Let the people you love know you're ecstatic when
they come in the door.

7. If you can't have a run, walk, and if you can't
have a walk, sleep.

That's it for today .

Have a walking-the-dog-in-the-spring-light day.


r garriott said...

Best list EVER! Thanks, Barbara!

Unknown said...

Reminds me of this (I deleted the snarky cat commetns)
Excerpts from a Dog's Daily Diary:

8:00 am - Dog food! My favorite thing!
9:30 am - A car ride! My favorite thing!
9:40 am - A walk in the park! My favorite thing!
10:30 am - Got rubbed and petted! My favorite thing!
12:00 pm - Lunch! My favorite thing!
1:00 pm - Played in the yard! My favorite thing!
3:00 pm - Wagged my tail! My favorite thing!
5:00 pm - Milk bones! My favorite thing!
7:00 pm - Got to play ball! My favorite thing!
8:00 pm - Wow! Watched TV with the people! My favorite thing!
11:00 pm - Sleeping on the bed! My favorite thing!

Barbara Muir said...

Hi R.,

I'll tell Zoey you like her list. She's thinking of writing a book. Memoirs tempt her, but she feels that's so overdone in the dog world.

I keep trying to encourage her to follow her dreams, but she's extremely busy these days.

Take care,


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Maryanne,

That's wonderful. I do love that about dogs -- their almost unquenchable enthusiasm.


Anonymous said...

Nice dog. Nice blog.

You know, dogs are pretty smart. All that "my favorite thing" business. If only we people could master that attitude!

Laurel Daniel said...

Great dog wisdom. It's so simple and happiness is the result.

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Donald,

I agree completely. Dogs seem to be one of the happiest animals.

Take care,


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Laurel,

It's true isn't it. Dogs can teach us a lot. Their delight in movement is something I notice, because many people get stuck in offices all day, and don't know that we probably need to go for walks.


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