Revisiting Dogs - Part 1

A year ago, this week, I wrote a blog called “Thinking About Dogs”. (If you weren’t a subscriber then, or if you want to read it again, you can go to the Archives).  Now I want to follow up on that.

Back in the 80’s Robert Fulghum wrote “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.”  It was passed around the country until it took on a life of its own. It was printed in “Dear Abbey” and Reader’s Digest. Paul Harvey and Larry King read it to millions on their radio shows. You can still find it onlilne and it is also the title of his first book, which is still available.  It led to what follows here, which I shared with some of my audiences back when I was a professional motivational speaker.  It’s called “All I Need To Know About Life I Learned From My Dog.

If you stare at someone long enough, eventually you’ll get what you want. 

When it comes to getting affection, if at first you don’t succeed - beg.

Don’t go out without I.D.

 Be direct with people. Let them know exactly how you feel (but not necessarily by piddling on their shoes)

Be aware of when to hold your tongue, and when to use it. Don’t be afraid to bark for what you want.

Leave room in your schedule for a good nap.

Always give people a friedly greeting - a cold nose on the neck is effective.

When you fo something wrong, always take responsibility, (as soon as your dragged out from under the bed).

If it’s not wet and sloppy, it’s not a real kiss.

When you go out into the world, remember always take time to smell the roses - and the trees, and the grass, and the rocks, and the fire hydrants…………

More “dog stuff” next time.  Think of “If” by Rudyard Kipling.

t the la     © Dick Caldwell 2012