Puppy Love and Lessons

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On her blog, Burn Bright, Vanessa de la Rosa writes about 10 things she’s learned from her dog. Here’s my favorite, #10.

10. Get excited and say ‘Hi!’ to all things that are alive.

“My dog is instant best friends with anything that breathes. He is friendly and loving and wants to lick your feet. He expects you to be the same way. He is not embarrassed, or desperate, or shy. He just wants to meet you, to greet you, and to love you. He has taught me to stop and talk to those strange dogwalkers on the opposite side of the street. Everyone secretly wants to say “Hi!” to each other. Dogs have this down; if only humans could realize we are all in this together!”

For the other nine, here’s a link to Vanessa’s original article: