Yes, dogs have a lot to teach us about joy and acceptance and hope.
But they also have lessons on stinks, roadkill, and poop. Am I learning everything I can from dogs?
What Your Dog Really Wants You To Know
Watch your dog to learn these valuable lessons:
♥ Ignore the TV if no dogs are on it.
♥ There’s no feeling like ripping a big stinky on the couch.
♥ Why do dogs lick their balls? Because it feels good. Duh!
♥ If you really like someone, get as close as possible. If your nose is still feeling fur when you sniff a butt, go a bit deeper.
♥ It feels good to bark. Let it out!
♥ If it was good the first time, it will be even better the second. No vomit left behind is my motto.
♥ A little snow never hurt anyone. Go dance around in it.
♥ Mail carriers are not to be trusted. Until they produce treats.
♥ Go ahead and roll on that dead mouse carcass. You won’t smell like anyone else. Unique is good.
♥ Humans don’t walk far or fast enough anymore. Pull on that leash. Maybe they’ll get the message.
♥ Cat poop in one word: delicious!
♥ Lightning storms are scary. Only an idiot would ignore them.
♥ Squirrels are evil minions of Satan.
♥ Not everyone is covered in fur. Share the wealth. Shed.
♥ Why sit on the floor when there’s a nice comfy couch?
♥ If your person’s butt is covered by the blankets when you share the bed, you’re doing something wrong.
♥ Nothing on the Internet is better than sniffing a breeze on a sunny day.
What lessons does your dog most want to teach you?
What’s Wagging Next?
I’m thrilled to be reviewing The Things You Find on the Appalachian Trail: A Memoir of Discovery, Endurance and a Lazy Dog for Pet Travel Thursday on November 15. This book was highly recommended and reading it I can see why.
The author’s canine companion, Rufus, is a fearful Shar-Pei, Lab mix. And, good news, he is alive and kicking at the end of the book.
So pick up your copy and join me here and at A Traveler’s Library for the review.