Sunday, July 4, 2010

20 Things I've Learned From My Dog Dixon

Over the years, I've learnt that animals have their own way of communicating. My dog, Dixon, for example, speaks to me with his eyes and his actions as clearly as any person I know, and over the years, I've learnt to listen. In fact, Dixon has taught me quite a number of useful life lessons, and I thought I'd share them here. So here are...

20 Things I’ve Learnt From My Dog, Dixon

1) It’s only the idiot on the end of the lead who cares how expensive the collar is.

2) Treats are good – but nothing beats a walk in the park with someone you love.

3) If you manage to escape your backyard, the person who loves you will be thrilled when you come back. If their first words are “Bad dog!” go find another family to live with.

4) Communication is important – but at 3am, nobody cares what you have to say.

5) There’s nothing to be embarrassed about regarding physical functions.

6) Electric blankets are a gift from God.

7) If you’re stuck somewhere and you have to go to the toilet, don’t be too shy to tell somebody.

8) All things are better if they squeak. Even people.

9) I want what you have. I don’t know why. I just want it.

10) If someone growls at you, smile and show your tummy.

11) Getting your nose up someone else’s butt is not normally appreciated; no really DOES mean no.

12) Be prepared to do what your family tells you – about 1 in 3. They get such a charge out of it and I mean – really – how hard is it to ‘lay down’? The whole ‘roll over’, ‘fetch’ and ‘beg’ thing can be negotiated.

13) Nirvana starts in our house promptly every night at 7pm when Dad walks through the door.

14) If you look cute, even if you’re naughty, somebody will generally kiss you.

15) There is no benefit in making your bed.

16) If you nip, you’ll get attention. Just not necessarily the attention you want.

17) Exercise is not negotiable.

18) Sometimes, to scratch an itch, you have to get someone else to do it. In this situation, a nice lady with long nails is normally best.

19) Life is better if you’re part of a pack.

20) No matter how adorable you are, if you have Mom’s favourite shoe (gloves/wallet/project she’s working on) chewed up and hanging out your mouth, HIDE UNDER THE COFFEE TABLE.

19 comments:

陳湖 said...

Thank you very much for such useful informaion ● 3●..................................................................

育隆 said...

好的開始並不代表會成功,壞的開始並不代表是失敗............................................................

婉婷 said...

希望我的支持可以帶給你快樂--加油...................................................

吳婷婷 said...

Prevention is better than cure.............................................................

姿柯瑩柯dgdd憶曾g智曾 said...

到處盡心,即為快事;舉步踏實,便是坦途。......................................................

致念致念 said...

這麼用心的經營你的文章, 當然值得我們留連拜訪的!..................................................

珮瑜 said...

「仁慈」二個字,就能讓冬天三個月都溫暖。..................................................

王李秀樺姵君 said...

Knowledge is power................................................

RicoLisi0802志竹 said...

對物要珍惜,對事要盡心,對人要感恩。..................................................

鐘曉南 said...

良好的開端,已是成功的一半。..................................................

洪志源 said...

世界上沒有本來就應該的事,因為老天爺也沒有劇本.......................................................

敬周喜 said...

友誼能增進快樂,減少痛苦............................................................

黃子黃麗旺軒 said...

哥倫布:「勇於追求新的地平線就是冒險家。」加油!!............................................................

麗王王珠 said...

道歉是人類一定必要的禮節..................................................

惠邱邱邱邱雯 said...

謝謝大大的分享 我會學會反省與寬容 感恩 ∩△∩............................................................

佳張張張張燕張張張張張 said...

教育的目的,不在應該思考什麼,而是教吾人怎樣思考......................................................................

于庭吳 said...

天生我材必有用,千金散盡還復來。.. ...............................................................

千TatianaCallan惠 said...

時間就是靈魂的生命。................. ................................................

蒲亮奇 said...

我來湊熱鬧的~~^^ 要平安快樂哦..................................................