This was sent to me a few years ago by my son, Dashiell, who now is stationed in the U.S.Navy Dive School in Panama City, Florida. I was thinking of him today, and remember the one he sent me a few years ago:
A boy can learn a lot from a dog: obedience, loyalty, and the
importance of turning around three times before lying down."
- Robert Benchley
* 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.
* 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. Stop when you've had enough.
* 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.
* 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 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.
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