Lessons from the dog!

Lessons from the dog

For long dogs have been falsely accused of eating the homework, we don’t really mind it as long as it saves our young friends from the teacher’s ire πŸ™‚

Good old Calvin had quipped, “I go to school, but I never learn what I want to know.” I have always believed that teaching isn’t restricted to classrooms and lectures, the real learning happen in the open world.Β  If we look closely, we can learn from everybody and everything around us. Here, I would like to share an email forward on lessons from the dog.

Dog homework funny
This homework looks hard! Do you want us to eat it?

See Also: What my dog taught me about life and love?Β 

Lessons from the dog

1. Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joy ride.

2. Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy.

3. When loved ones come home, always run and greet them.

4. When it’s in your best interest, always practice obedience.

5. Let others know when they’ve invaded your territory.

6. Take naps and always stretch before rising.

7. Run, romp and play daily.

8. Eat with gusto and enthusiasm.

9. Be loyal.

10. Never pretend to be something you’re not.

11. If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.

12. When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by and nuzzle them gently.

13. Delight in the simple joys of a long walk.

14. Thrive on attention and let people touch you.

15. Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.

16. On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.

17. When you’re happy, dance around and wag your entire body.

18. No matter how often you are criticized, don’t buy into the guilt thing and pout. Run right back and make friends.

dog great teacher
With their unrestrained love and ability to forgive, dogs Β are our greatest teachers.

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  3. WOW, this is soo true, especially the one that says about a bad day! dogs are the bestest friends anyone could ever have… I miss my dog πŸ™ He died of sickness 4 years back..he always used to come n tease me after having his dinner. I could make out from his sniff n stare saying I have had my food haha!!! you still are hungry! πŸ˜›

    1. True! Reminds me of the line from Marley & me, “. . . owning a dog always ended with this sadness because dogs just don’t live as long as people do.”

    1. Paw-five!

      Finally, we have a humble human who accepts and celebrates the canine cerebrum! πŸ™‚
      I have been living with this kid Calvy my entire life and yet he is not living by these lessons…what to say? The generation we have today:)

  4. ‘Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joy ride.’ – very true. We often hesitate to grab a joyful ride due to over logical reasoning (even I do). Thanks for this post – I shall make it a point to enjoy each moment, joyfully. πŸ™‚
    P.S: I miss my handsome pup now πŸ™

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