Adopting my dog, Bean, will always be one of the best decisions that I have ever made.
Having Bean in my life has taught me more about love, loyalty, and life than anyone else has or ever will.
There truly is something special about owning a dog, or owning any pet really. Our dogs are there for us no matter what. They’re there when we cry, they share our joys with us, and they bring so much joy and laughter.
While others have taught me how to read or how to do math, Bean has been the most important teacher in my life. Bean has taught me so many of the secrets of life and I can’t wait to keep learning from her.
For those of you who may not have a special fur friend of your own, Bean wanted me to share her lessons with you, so that you too can know the best lessons a dog has to offer.
Life Lessons From My Dog
1. Eat that cookie.
Seriously, you deserve it.
2. Take the nap.
Sometimes we all get a little tired. Dogs know it’s okay to take a break, so take it.
3. Bark at people you don’t like.
Some people suck. Your dog knows it. You should too.
4. Life is too short to be unhappy.
Do what makes you happy: chase the squirrel, chase your tail, eat the slipper. Life is too short to spend it being sad.
5. Spend time with those who matter most.
Life can be busy, but at the end of the day your dog always wants to spend it with you. Don’t forget about those you love the most. Make time for them.
6. Accessories are a girls best friend.
Your dog looks adorable in that new collar or bandanna. But so do you.
7. It’s okay to be lazy sometimes
Some days it’s okay to do nothing but lay on your bed and have your belly scratched.
8. Walks are the best form of exercise.
Just look at all the beautiful sights and smells!
9. You don’t have to be friends with everyone.
Sometimes a dog sniffs your butt and it just rubs you the wrong way. Sometimes you sniff a dog and you rub her the wrong way. But at the end of the day it’s okay. You’re so adorable that there are still tons of people who love you.
10. Your family is truly what matters in life.
Protect the pack at all costs.
11. Speak your mind.
Nothing will stop your dog when they really have something to say. You should learn to speak your mind too.
12. Love yourself.
Your dog knows he’s fabulous. He wants you to know you’re fabulous too.
What have you learned from your dog? What special joys do they bring to you? Leave a comment below ?