Thursday, November 5, 2009

Life Lessons From Man's Best Friend

I received this in the mail from my insurance provider.
I reflected upon it, liked what it said, and thought I'd share it with you.
"Six things dogs can teach us about being happy"
Live in the present and celebrate every day.
Dog's don't regret the past or worry about the future.
For dogs, every day is the best day,
every walk the best walk,
and every meal the best meal.

Trust your instincts.
Animals don't care about words.
They recognise what's going on beneath the surface
by paying attention to body language,
tone of voice, and energy.

Communicate clearly.
Any relationship, whether its with pets or people,
depends on direct, concise, and consistent communication.

Listen carefully.
Lend an ear to those you love,
but don't try to fix their problems or take them personally.

Resolve disagreements and then move on.
Animals don't hold a grudge or hang on to negative feelings.

Live with purpose.
When dogs get bored,
they can develop anxiety or aggression.
These issues can be resolved when they are given
a way to contribute to the packs well-being.
Ask yourself how you can make the world a better place,
whether it's at home, at work,
or in the community.
source: Cesar Milan
dusty devoe


City girl turned Country Girl said...

I love that!!! It's all so very true too!! Once again, great words of wisdom!! Thank you!!

Paula said...

Great post.

Desert Rose said...

I haven't had a dog for ages but I see it in my horses everyday! The cats...well they are cats!!!LOL

allhorsestuff said...

Sweet lessons to be learned!

Tammy said...

A wanna be a dog..... :)

Michelle said...

I love this! You got this from an insurance company? Really? It's all so true and a good reminder. I think this is why I love my dog so much - he keeps me grounded and reminds me of the best way to live. Thanks for posting!

Maery Rose said...

Funny that such wisdom came from an insurance company... Good stuff. Thanks for sharing.

Kritter Keeper said...

awesome words! yes, living in the moment is so important!

Dusty Devoe said...
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Dusty Devoe said...

Michelle and Maery Rose,
My Medical Ins. is Sound Health and Wellness. I am a member of the retail clerks union. I think it was great advice!

Faithful said...

We can learn so much from our animals, can't we?

Anonymous said...

Those are such great pix of Sweet Rosie. And we can see the mutual admiration in the pix of Rosie and Cowboy.

Sares said...

Isn't it funny where you can find inspiration for blog posts! This is a good one and the Po Po is always so cute! I have a award for you if you want to come and retrieve it!

Pony Girl said...

That is so cool....and so true! Love the pics of my Rosebud! I miss her, give her kisses for me!

Paint Girl said...

Love this!! Very true. I could never be without a dog!

Heart of a Cowgirl said...

Animals really can teach us a lot...if we just take the time to observe. Love this post. Thanks!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

You are always sharing such wonderful words of wisdom. Thanks! :)