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(October 05, 2009 by JeZz Send DollMail )
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Itís no secret that a huge percentage of pet owners choose to have dogs in their home. Dogs are a truly special kind of animal and stopping short of being one-with-nature, Iím convinced that dogs have some of the best lessons about life.

Be Excited About the Little Things

Dogs love to go outside. They love to go for a walk. They think a new toy is heaven. Scratch them behind the ears and they are in heaven. Translate that to your life for a moment. Do you get excited when itís time to go soak up some fresh air and sun on your walk to the bus stop in the morning? Do you love to head outside with your tunes and sneaks to get a good walk in before dinner? Are you excited about every gift you get Ė even if itís not exactly what you thought you wanted?

Dogs know that the simplest things in life are often the best. When you can literally jump up and down over the prospect of exploring something new or meeting a new friend, life has to be good.

Sleep Often and Well

Dogs know how to sleep. Iíve never seen a dog that couldnít get stretched out in less than a minute, flop down, hang out a tongue and just pass out. Dogs seem to have great dreams as well, chasing rabbits or having some sort of thrilling adventure. Think of how busy your life is. Itís more than likely that you donít sleep enough on a daily basis thanks to all the filler that you have in your life. Then consider your dog sleeping in his swatch of sunshine on the carpet. Heís stretched out, relaxed and totally rested every day. Just imagine how great youíd feel if you were that caught up on your sleep and relaxation!

Ask and You Shall Receive

While not true of all dogs, there is a reason most dogs know how to sit up and beg. They are not shy about asking to have their needs met. If they need to go outside they wait by the door. If they need to eat, they might bring you their bowls. If your dog thinks youíre having some sort of delicious treat heíd like to be a part of, heíll partake as well Ė either by begging until you give in and offer him some or by rounding up the scraps later.

Consider the confidence of the animal. Your dog is not afraid to tell you itís time to exercise. Heís not afraid to get pushy and bring you his leash to remind you of your obligations to him. Heís not at all shy about getting his needs and wants met in a timely manner. At the same time so many of us are afraid to stand up for ourselves. Afraid to be rude or pushy. But if we are sincere and make sad puppy dog eyes, weíll be able to get what we need anytime we need it as well. More allowance anyone?


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LancasterPrinc

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Posted On: November 20, 2009
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haleypowell

18/Female
Dryden, MI
Posted On: October 24, 2009
it was cool but i tink it cooler then eneething elss

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Cinetari

26/Male
Canada
Posted On: October 16, 2009
Life lessons from a dog if you can eat it, move it, sleep on it, or play with it just pee on it and walk away lol
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Mehh

19/Female
Columbus, OH
Posted On: October 14, 2009
heh i hav a shih tzu and she sits in the tub and drinks the drops of water that fall from the faucet sometimes when she wants us to refill her water bowl ;D
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eliginorski

22/Female
Canada
Posted On: October 13, 2009
My cat loves food...I swear, besides going outside, it's probably the best thing in the world to her.

She would never look at you like you were insane if you offered her your plate or bowl, she'd just dive in. It's actually quite cute, especially when she's trying to stuff her face into one of those yogurt cups.
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GeEz_iTs_me

105/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: October 13, 2009
I love dogs. I have one dog, Lucky, and she is really the only person (or animal) I need in my home.
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LancasterPrinc

25/Female
Nashville, TN
Posted On: October 13, 2009
I'm a cat person too. But I wouldn't mind having a bouncing mini dog to greet me comming home. Or to eat scraps since 2 out of my 3 kitties look at you like you're insane to be offering them such muc.k. The other kitty LUUVVS food, lol, just not all of it like a dog would
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eliginorski

22/Female
Canada
Posted On: October 13, 2009
I do not really care for dogs. They seem too needy for me.

I'm more of a cat person.

However, it was a thought-provoking article. And I very much liked putting off doing my homework at the last minute to read it.
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LancasterPrinc

25/Female
Nashville, TN
Posted On: October 12, 2009
thought*
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LancasterPrinc

25/Female
Nashville, TN
Posted On: October 12, 2009
This was a very cute and tought-inspiring article! I loved it!
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