lessons from a puppy
I only lasted 3 months without a dog.
our house...way too quiet.
my yoga practice...missing a bud.
and then we found her, the smallest, only female of the pack...saved by the shelter.
everyone asks us 'what is she'? probably a mix of lab, terrier, boxer....but really,
she is our teacher!
just a few lessons passed on from our Olive...
wake up with the sun....go to bed with the moon
greet and treat everyone as if they were your new best friend
take a nap daily, maybe more than one
do yoga, especially first thing before a walk
notice everything that is new, like the wind blowing your ears around
be teachable, trainable, but still have an opinion
question every rule to see if it exists (<don't do that!)
be ok with routines, in fact, feel safe in them
say thank you after eating food, even if it is the same every day
always find the oldest in the group and sit by them (they are special)
forgive quickly if someone steps on you
play time is necessary for happiness...even with the big dogs
don't just go after something you want...approach with leaps and bounds
trust those that rescue you, from anything
respond to positive reinforcement
lay in the sun as much as possible
give kisses, a lot
love just because
(thanks Olive for rescuing me)