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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Live Like A Dog!

Lets Talk About It - From NYC w/Dana J.
My Bella wants to be a model :)

I bet the title of this blog sounds a bit odd, but I guarantee you will agree when you get to the end. I am an lover of all animals. I have had several over the years, and they all have the same purpose in life. They all want to have a good home, food, clothes on their back (for some haha), and love. I am going to be honest if I could open a ginormous facility to save all animals, I would. I would have a place of sanctuary for them with the best care where they all lived in harmony happily ever after. Hey dogs can do yoga too! :)

That being said, think about the life of a dog for a moment. They make us laugh, they comfort us, they fill up our hearts, they play with us, they are fun, they cuddle, they smile (in a weird dog way), they listen (It's true...I am not crazy. How many of you talk to your dogs? Yeah thought so!), they keep us company, they are our best friends, they are part of the family, they get excited to see you each time like it's been years, and they give us unconditional love. When you think about it they are not much different than we are, and their needs are much the same as well. They need health care, they need dental care, and they need proper hygiene, they have pet insurance just as we have medical insurance, they get into things, they do things they are not supposed to do, they make a mess, and they get reprimanded or yelled at for getting into trouble.

Unfortunately dogs do not always have the lifespan we want them too much like the people in our lives. Dogs don't talk, but they bark at us when they want something or they cry when they are sick, hurt, or in pain, and they get sad or depressed just as we do. They let us know something is wrong, when we might be in danger, they protect us, they guard us, they aid people who have disabilities, they aid each other, and they save lives.

The sad part is that they are also killed, mistreated, and abused. How anybody can do any of these things is beyond me. I can't even bring myself to watch those commercials of abused animals or ones that are caged and in need of homes. They survive some incredible feats, and they still find the capacity to give their love to someone else. Forgiveness for them is an automatic act. It might sound silly, but essentially that is what they are doing.

So, why live like a dog? Well, let's see what they teach and inspire based on all of the above:
  • Unconditional love
  • No fear
  • Compassion
  • Strength
  • Loyalty
  • Understanding
  • Affection
  • Courage
  • Friendship
  • Generosity
  • Forgiveness
  • Survival
  • Kindness
  • Healing
  • Family
These are some of the most important lessons we learn in life. Dog's don't think twice about any of it. The next time you need a life lesson turn to your furry friend.

So again I say, LIVE LIKE A DOG! :)

D :)

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