Saturday, November 25, 2006

The Life Of A Dog

Having spent some serious disability time the past 6 months, I got a good look at what it's like to be a dog.

The dog is loyal to a fault. To see a dog at work is to see 100% selflessness. This is a creature who wants to please, above all else. He lives for approval, thrives on the good feelings that come from doing the right thing. He puts everyone's needs above his own (with the exception of the occasional shoe to chew on).

A dog loves unconditionally. He greets you every time you walk through the door, whether you've been gone 5 minutes, 5 hours, or 5 days. You're the highlight of his world at the moment you enter. There is nothing more important than knowing you are pleased.

He asks little in return. A good meal, a little lovin' and some attention is all he needs to be happy (along with the chance to answer nature in the proper place, of course). He will lie at your feet quietly, until such time as you see fit to dish out a little love and affection, but will not demand either from you.

A dog knows his place, but is very happy to accept that place all the same. He knows how to love you, how to protect you. He wants nothing more for you to be happy, because when you are, he in turn is happy as well.

Maybe dogs aren't stupid at all.

I just wonder if it's too late to apply to be a dog.


  1. Anonymous10:48 PM

    Is that why they say "I'm dog tired?"


  2. Might be a little late to apply for dog duty, Jimmy.. but I have to agree with you. A dog is the only animal that loves you, more than he loves himself.

  3. Emily5:39 PM

    i need a dog : /
    miss you

  4. Anonymous9:49 AM

    I'd rather be a cat, I don't think I'd like that ball liking thing........

    Have a good day

  5. Now I know why I like you.

    : )


  6. Anonymous3:02 PM

    Ha ha ha! Loved this post. Made me realize how much people are right when they talk about "dog people" and "cat people"--as much as I wish I were a dog I know I'm feline to the core. :P

    Lady M


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