If A Dog Were Your Teacher


There is a National Dog Day in August each year, I am a dog lover as you can see my honey and I with our beloved Kiki. She came to me as the result of being an empty nester. I just could not stand not having someone to take care of each day. I must confess I have not always been a dog lover, I liked them, just not for me. Then our beautiful Havanese came into our lives and I understand what being a dog lover is. I found this poem and it speaks such true life lessons we can learn as people. So today lets allow our dogs be our teacher and we the student:

If a dog was your teacher we be taught:

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. {love this one!}
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.

-Author Unknown

{Want more devotions? I’m A Sword Wielding Devil Slayer; Declaring the Word of God and Taking Back What the Devil Stole from Me!}


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One thought on “If A Dog Were Your Teacher

  1. Lisa December 1, 2008 at 5:03 PM

    This just proves that IF we slow down, we can pick up vauable lessons from places we never dreamed of.



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