Over the years I've owned several dogs, and lost them all. Now my current baby is a 4 1/2 year old Jack Russel name Kiki. I've got one heck of a welcoming committee waiting for me on the Rainbow Bridge.
Lessons I'm learning from Kiki and all the dogs I've ever loved are:
Life is precious. Treasure every moment.
A nap on a sunny summer afternoon is awesome.
Always do a cannon ball into the pool. Make sure you splash as many living creatures on your way in as possible.
When getting out of said pool, make sure you soak as many living creatures as you can when you shake the water off.
A dog's half of the bed is the very middle.
Snuggling up on the sofa watching a movie on a cold winter night is most epic.
A trip to the beach isn't complete unless you get covered in wet sand and water.
Listen way more than you talk.
A kiss, a hug and some reassurance during a bad time is often the best thing you can do for someone.
If your dog don't like someone, you probably shouldn't either.
Failure is an option. So is getting back on your feet and trying again.
Make more friends then enemies. Mend fences. But if someone doesn't extend the olive branch back, don't fret. Just make a new friend.
Be mindful of the future, but not at the expense of the present moment. Don't dwell on the past either.
Set yourself and loved ones up for success, not failure.
Surrounded yourself with kind souls.
Positive, gentle words and actions will get you more out of life than fear, hate and anger.
Life is a journey, not a destination.
Always make time for a meet and greet.
We all come in different shapes, sizes, personalities and styles. Celebrate it.
Unconditional love and joy is a must.
According the Christian Bible, the only creatures ever to be thrown out of heaven have been human.
There is life after death. It's a wonderful place where God, whatever you conceive him/her/it to be, lives with his Angels called The Rainbow Bridge. There is nothing to be found there but pure love, joy and happiness.
Whoever said "Money can't buy Happiness" never paid a dog rescue groups adoption fee.
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