I think most my fellow animal lovers can agree that we can learn so much from our pets. My sweet and spunky pups, Kahlua and Cypress, help put life back into perspective for me nearly every day! I consider myself a pretty giving person so today I’d like to share these life lessons my dogs taught me, with you 😉
1. Be cautious yet friendly: Anytime they meet someone new it’s a crazy mix of barking, sniffing, a good look from a distance, and then usually a friendly tail wag. I’m not sure what they’re detecting but I think it’s smart to start every relationship cautiously friendly.
2. Play, rest, play: If you’ve met the endless ball of energy we call Kahlua you know she’s all about running, jumping, and playing. This girl can literally jump as high as my head (I’m 5’7) with excitement on the way to the back yard. As soon as she’s outside the race is on. Like any normal person she needs a rest but without fail she’s ready to play again a short time late. Life Lesson: Rest when you need but get back to play (or work) once your rested.
3. Drink water, lots of it, all the time (especially before you eat and after you play): Kahlua is a lean pup and I think it’s because she chooses water over food unless it’s the end of the day. She’s a “eat to live, don’t live to eat” kind of dog. Cypee on the other hand loves to eat but he’ll drink a whole bowl of water in one sitting (and get half of it on floor). I’d say I fill their water bowl 6-8 times a night! But lesson learned… stay hydrated!
4. It’s okay to whine…minimally.: Cypee’s a whiner, but only when he needs something. And such is life, sometimes you need to be a little whiny to get help, especially when you weren’t heard the first time.
5. Be over excited to see those you love: I’ll be honest, sometime I think they’re only excited to see me because I’m letting them outside. But either way, isn’t it great to have someone THAT excited to see you? Life Lesson: we should do that for the loves in our lives.
6. Let your best friends best qualities rub off on you: Before Kahlua met Cypee she was a very timid, spastic dog. After just a few short days Cypee and Lua were fast friends. And two years later, friends and family who knew her pre-cypress comment on how chilled out and friendly she’s become. I’m not positive how Cypee has changed since meeting Lua but Danny tells me he’s become a better dog :-).
And because you can never have to many cute
puppy dog pictures…
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