Animals = Peace


A skating friend sent this to me:

Love generously.
Care deeply.
Speak kindly.
Remember, if a dog was the teacher you would learn things like:
  • 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.
  • Take naps.
  • 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 lie under a shady tree.
  • When you’re happy, dance around and wag your entire body.
  • Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.
  • 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.


  1. me said,

    February 11, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Dogs can also lick their own private parts…

  2. Syd said,

    February 12, 2009 at 8:39 am

    That’s a lovely list.

    However, I would add: Shit on the floor if your mom pisses you off.

  3. alan said,

    February 12, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    All wonderful lessons, but your lucky pets also figured out the best Mama to go home with as well!


  4. CJ said,

    February 13, 2009 at 9:08 am

    Dogs are amazing…unless they are throwing up on the floor, eating poop, or peeing on the box in the corner.

  5. prin said,

    February 26, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    I love that picture. Nothing is good like a good spoon. 🙂

  6. me said,

    March 5, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    A good hard fork is nice too…

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