Dr. Weeks’ Comment: I go for walks with our dog Rory and he slows me down, sniffing as he does here and there so it is a meander and I enjoy that pace with my 4-legged friend. What do dogs teach you?
THINGS WE CAN LEARN FROM A DOG…
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
When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
When it’s in your best interest, practice obedience.
Let others know when they’ve invaded your territory.
Take naps and stretch before rising.
Run, romp and play daily.
Eat with gusto and enthusiasm.
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.
Thrive on attention and let people touch you.
Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.
On hot days, drink lots of water and lay under a shady tree.
When you’re happy, dance around and wag your entire body.
No matter how often you’re scolded, don’t buy into the guilt thing and pout run right back and make friends.
Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.