Our thanks to Arlene Wright-Correll for sharing these with all of us.




 "He is your friend, your partner,
your defender, your dog.

You are his life, his love, his leader.

He will be yours, faithful and true,
to the last beat of his heart.

You owe it to him to be worthy
of such devotion."

**** Author Unknown ****

So live like a dog: 
Live simply.
Love generously.
Care deeply.
Speak kindly.
Remember, if a dog was the teacher you
 would learn things like: 
When loved ones come home, always run
 to greet them.
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.
Take naps.
Stretch before rising.
Run, romp, and play daily.
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 lie
 under a shady tree.
When you're happy, dance around and
 wag your entire body.
Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.
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.