Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Mind & Body

I thought this little poem I read in our local news paper was really cute and wanted to share it with you.

A dog's life

The new year is a great time to reflect on what would really bring meaning and happiness to our lives. In light of that, we've decided to bring you a little dog poetry- because, let's face it, if we could only be as content as our dogs, the world would be a much happier and healthier (and more peaceful!) place. So, instead of thinking about everything you learned in kindergarten, ponder this: Everything you ever really needed to learn in life, you learned from your dog. Here's the poem:


Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride (teenagers excepted).

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 it's in your best interest, practice obedience.

Let other's 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.

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

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.

Bond with your pack.

Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.

Author unknown


  1. This was so cute. Every picture was perfect for the poem. Love the picture of Charlie and the dog at the water.
    Molly loved it too!! Bow Wow :)

  2. I agree with Wanda this post was very cute and I adore the photo with Charlie and Jack!

    Love ya

  3. Oh my goodness this made me want to run out to get a dog!

  4. I love this and I understand it first hand since we have four dogs.

  5. mommy...
    you are just too dawg cute.. :)