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Never pass up a joy ride and other lessons...

May 8, 2007 - Amy Jo Hanna-Eckenrode

I thought today was a good day for an extra smile... 

Things We Can Learn from Our Dogs

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

When it's in your best interest, practice obedience.
Let others know when they've invaded your territory.
Take naps, and stretch before rising.
Run, romp and play daily.
Eat with gusto and enthusiasm.
Be loyal.

Never pretend to be something you're not.
If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.
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're happy, dance around And wag your entire body.
No matter how often you're scolded, don't buy into the guilt thing and pout…
run right back and make friends.
Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.

-from Pooch Papers/

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