A month (or so) of dog wisdom

Lesli Woodruff
Jun 26, 2016 · 3 min read
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On January 1st of this year I began an Instagram project, chronicling the year with one photo a day of my dog. He’s just turned 12 and I feel like we’ve only got so much quality time left. And, OK, so I missed a few days when I was travelling in Thailand, but except for those days, I’ve adhered to my mission. See the whole lot (plus my other insta-stuff) .

And on this thread, for the past month or so, I’ve been posting “dog wisdom” — these tiny, daily bits of magic I glean from this silly, smelly, messy animal with whom I share my life and my heart. This follows-on a piece I wrote, called .

Here are some of my favorites from the InstaGus series:

Go forward into the summertime, greeting every golden hour of every lovely day as precious. Summer lasts mere weeks…romp in the tall grass.

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Never take your eyes off the ball

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Acquiesce to the fact that you don’t always hold the keys

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Wednesday: a good day to reflect on what has, and what hasn’t yet, happened this week

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Always carry something with you that makes you feel safe and contented

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Celebrate the small everyday magic… (today we helped teach a fledgling bird to fly)

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Cherish true friends…Many people come and go in our lives. The important ones make themselves known.

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Look! Squirrel! Always be ready for squirrels, but don’t let them make you lose sight of what’s important.

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Trust your feet and have fun…

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Think deeply, let go of what doesn’t serve, then play!

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Resign to that which is out of your control; savour the moments of brightness…

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Find your element…

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Instructional Designer, writer, photographer, wanderer, reluctant but sometimes sparkly introvert, curious one, believer in magic. http://lesliwoodruff.com

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