If a dog was your teacher

Morning Story and Dilbert

Vintage Dilbert
July 22, 1989

If a dog was your teacher,
these are some of the lessons you might learn…

When loved ones come home, always run to greet them
Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride
Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face,
to be pure ecstasy

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

Thrive on attention and let people touch you
Avoid biting, when a simple growl will do
On warm days stop to lie on your back on the grass
On hot days drink lots of water and lay 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
Eat with gusto and enthusiasm
Stop when you have had enough
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.


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  1. We’ve just been looking after a wee dog, and this is lovely


  2. I look forward to this blog everyday! It is amazing 🙂 keep it up.


  3. I have read this before, but this morning it hit me as really really good advice. Thanks.


  4. I am daily humbled by the attention our dogs give us. Of if we would but learn some of their ways. Great post


  5. Surprising truth here–we’d be better off if we lived like dogs! Thank you, Kenny. You DO find great essays, stories, and poems to share with us.


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