Posted By: ScubaLdy
If dogs were teachers - 11/25/02 06:51 PM
If dogs were teachers :p we would learn stuff like:
1. When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
2. Never pass up the opportunity to go for ajoyride.
3. Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure
4. When it is in your best interest -- practice obedience.
5. Let others know when they've invaded your territory.
6. Take naps and stretch before rising.
7. Run, romp, and play daily.
8. Thrive on attention and let people touch you.
9. Avoid biting, when a simple growl will do.
10. 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.
11. When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire body.
12. No matter how often you're scolded, don't buy into the guilt thing and
pout. . .
run right back and make friends.
13. Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.
14. Eat with gusto and enthusiasm. Stop when you have had enough.
15. Be loyal.
16. Never pretend to be something you're not.
17. If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.
18. When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by and nuzzle
Sounds like good ieas for a lot of us.
Posted By: NYgal
Re: If dogs were teachers - 11/25/02 07:07 PM
I agree with your comment.
Posted By: ckocian
Re: If dogs were teachers - 11/25/02 09:29 PM
> Inner Strength,
> If you can start the day without caffeine or pep pills,
> If you can be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains,
> If you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles,
> If you can eat the same food everyday and be grateful for it,
> If you can understand when loved ones are too busy to give you time,
> If you can overlook when people take things out on you when,
> through no fault of yours, something goes wrong,
> If you can take criticism and blame without resentment,
> If you can face the world without lies and deceit,
> If you can conquer tension without medical help,
> If you can relax without liquor,
> If you can sleep without the aid of drugs,
> If you can do all these things,
> Then you are probably the family dog.
Posted By: toad
Re: If dogs were teachers - 11/25/02 10:05 PM
they'd never get hit on by single dads...
Posted By: Debbie
Re: If dogs were teachers - 11/25/02 11:50 PM
Whaaaaaaahhhhhhhh!!!!! I want a dog!!
These are so true.
Posted By: toad
Re: If dogs were teachers - 11/26/02 01:58 AM
the wouldnt eat as many cats
No one loves their dogS more than the Zekester:
"No animal should ever jump up on the dining-room
> furniture unless absolutely
> certain that he can hold his own in the
> conversation." -Fran Lebowitz
> The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags
> his tail instead of his
> tongue." -Anonymous
> "Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive
> evidence that you are
> wonderful." -Ann Landers
> "If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I
> want to go where they
> went." -Will Rogers
> "There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy
> licking your face." -Ben
> "A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you
> more than he loves himself."
> -Josh Billings
> "The average dog is a nicer person than the average
> person." -Andrew
> "We give dogs time we can spare, space we can spare
> and love we can spare.
> And in return, dogs give us their all. It's the best
> deal man has ever made."
> "Dogs love their friends and bite their enemies,
> quite unlike people, who are
> incapable of pure love and always have to mix love
> and hate."
> -Sigmund Freud
> "If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that
> certain dogs I have
> known will go to heaven, and very, very few
> persons." -James Thurber
> "I wonder what goes through his mind when he sees us
> peeing in his water
> bowl." -Penny Ward Moser
> "A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to
> turn around three times
> before lying down." -Robert Benchley
> "I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of
> a weird religious cult."
> -Rita Rudner
> "Dogs need to sniff the ground; it's how they keep
> abreast! of current
> events. The ground is a giant dog newspaper,
> containing all kinds of
> late-breaking dog news items, which, if they are
> especially urgent, are often
> continued in the next yard." -Dave Barry
> "Anybody who doesn't know what soap tastes like
> never washed a dog."
> -Franklin P. Jones
> "If your dog is fat, you aren't getting enough
> exercise." -Unknown
> "My dog is worried about the economy because Alpo is
> up to $3.00 a can.
> That's almost $21.00 in dog money." - Joe
> "Outside of a dog, a book is probably! man's best
> friend; inside of a dog,
> it's too dark to read." -Groucho Marx
> "Ever consider what they must think of us? I mean,
> here we come back from a
> grocery store with the most amazing haul -- chicken,
> pork, half a cow. They
> must think we're the greatest hunters on earth!"
> -Anne Tyler
> "Women and cats will do as they please, and men and
> dogs should relax and get
> used to the idea." -Robert A. Heinlein
To be honest with you I never thought of this before:
I wonder what goes through his mind when he sees
us peeing in his water bowl.
I am only going on trees in my backyard from now on!
Posted By: toad
Re: If dogs were teachers - 11/26/02 04:27 AM
they'd chase any car not just new ones...
Posted By: toad
Re: If dogs were teachers - 11/26/02 05:43 PM
we'd still pee on the carpet