Thursday, May 08, 2014
Things I've learned since my rat terrier adopted me:
1. When loved ones come home-be it from the mail box or 2 hours at the store, greet them with joy and love.
2. Naps on a cold, wet day are way underrated. So are naps on a warm, hot day.
3. Make friends with the neighbors. Invite them over, play with them. The more the merrier.
4. It's important to give back to the community. The folks at the senior center crave affection and love wet, messy doggie kisses as much as mommy and daddy.
5. Enthusiasm is wonderful. And it's meant to be shared.
6. Differences are worth celebrating. Some of us are chubby, skinny, big, little. Some of us have black fur, others have short floppy ears, others are rabbits. God made us this way. Embrace it.
7. Speaking of differences, love is love. And family is family. Love comes in different shapes, sizes and methods. Love and Family isn't just about who you are related to by blood. Love and family is about who is there for you no matter what.
8. Good Hygiene and proper medical care is important.
9. A little adventure can cure anything. Start small-even a walk in a city park you've never been to is a great way to get an adventure going.
10. Keep your friends and loved ones close. Never miss a chance to give em a kiss. Or some cuddles.
11. Forget "trends" and forget keeping up with the neighbors. Hold your head up high and march to the beat of your own drummer.