If a dog were your teacher

Chiara Mensa
Mar 6, 2016 · 2 min read

You would learn stuff 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.
  • When it’s in your best interest, practice obedience.
  • Let others know when they’ve invaded your territory.
  • Take naps and 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 lay under a shady tree.
  • When you’re happy, dance around and wag your entire body.
  • No matter how often you’re scolded, don’t buy into the guilt thing and pout — run right back and make friends.
  • Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.
  • Eat with gusto and enthusiasm. Stop when you have had enough.
  • Be loyal.
  • Never pretend to be something you’re not.
  • If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.
  • And MOST of all… when someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by and nuzzle them gently.

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If you’ve enjoyed this simple yet powerful little read, I strongly recommend you grab a hold of “Man Meets Dog” by Konrad Lorenz.

Chiara Mensa

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Architect in a past life / presently active as a Designer / forever overly enthusiastic about animals and the outdoors. chiaramensa.com