Friday, July 30, 2010

What my sisterdogs, stepdogger, and doggers have taught me

* Let people know that you are happy to see them
* Get a hobby you enjoy (Bailey's is ball, Shasta's in exploring and eating things)
*Express yourself openly

*do everything with gusto
*Let people you love touch you- even your belly
*Rest when tired
*Tell someone when they are invading your space, if they don't listen, get aggressive
*tolerate others who mean no harm (Bailey tolerates her sister)
*handle disappointments with grace, then shake them off

*A brisk walk and a long drink of water are good for you
*so are treats occasionally
*Kiss those you love any chance you get
*Save for a rainy day (balls, bones, money, whatever)
*give gifts to the people you love
*home made and home caught gifts are good (who doesn't want a dead gopher?)

*Pay attention
*Await surprises eagerly
*Smile Big for the camera
*and most importantly, LOVE YOURSELF- for who you are, what you are, and what you look like- today and everyday.  Not, for what you think you might do or be tomorrow or down the road.

*white Lab is new sisterdog Shasta, Black lab/shepherd is older sisterdog Bailey, husky malamute is stepdogger Noli, and gargoyle looking pug/chihuahua is living with kids Chexie Wexie


Her Mom said...

Obviously you listen more closely than I do. Excellent lessons, all!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

They're all nice looking dogs, but that pug/chihuahua is just too cute for words!

K(Banterings of a Basketcase) said...

The pug/chi is named Chex because she is chinese mexican~
and she's so ugly cute, she has starred in utube videos and has her won facebook page.

SuziCate said...

This is fabulous...I love it! I especially love the smile and the snarl! dogs rule!!

Anonymous said...

I couldn't love this post any more...I've always said we can learn so very much from our faithful fourlegged family members.

AlphaBetsy said...

We can definitely learn from our four legged friends... and you were able to put it in words well. Lovely furry friends!!

Mara said...

The joys of dead gophers. Well, it beats the joys of live frogs and toads being brought in by my cats!

LisaF said...

Very wise words of wisdom! I laughed at some of the "expressions." I love dogs.

Rose DesRochers said...

We can definitely learn from our dogs. Wonderful pictures.