Things I’ve Learned From My Dog

Too many cookies can cause diarrhea. It’s all about moderation.

Crying for what you want gets you nowhere.

whine

Okay sometimes it gets you what you want, but if you do it too much it’s just annoying.

Cuddling makes everything better.

cuddle

You don’t have to be the best at everything or be the one in control. Sometimes just knowing where you fit in on the chain of command can make you feel happy and safe.

When you’re feeling crazy, a little walk outside can make a world of difference.

It’s okay to sometimes run into doors and trip over your own feet.

If you fall asleep next to the one you love, you are happy. Even in your sleep.

smile

It’s important to be told you’re doing a good job.

Kisses are the best way to start the day.

Kisses before bed are important, too.

If you don’t feel like doing something, say “no.” Stop saying “yes” when you really mean “no”, it will only cause stress and tension within.

walk

Henri refusing to go on a walk because it was too hot, she laid down and refused to move. Gotta respect a girl who sticks to her guns.

Always poop, pee, and eat when you are given the opportunity. A bathroom emergency is the worst type of emergency. And nobody likes a hangry person.

Learn how to give “puppy eyes.” When in trouble, they are crucial.

You’re never too old to play with toys.

Cheese is God’s gift to the world and is amazing in any form. This is not debatable. (obviously I knew this before my dog came along, but she confirmed that a cheese obsession is natural across a multitude of species)

Greet strangers with a smile. Even if they look cranky, your smile might change their attitude and brighten their day.

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