Friday, August 11, 2006
Lessons for Living...As Taught By Max
I'm "pawsitively" sure that dogs are smarter than you think. After all, think about the word DOGMA
Max, our shih-poo, is a wise young puppy. He is full of canine "sechel" (wisdom; bright ideas), and without his knowing I'm doing this, I will share some of his lessons for living.
1. Always keep your nose to the ground. It's a fine way to sniff out good opportunities, and let people know you're serious about your business.
2. Be friendly to men, women, children and other animals. It doesn't matter if they're big or little, black or white. [Max is black, and he's most attracted to other white dogs.]
3. Know when to listen and when to speak up. Oftentimes, sitting patiently works better than hounding others for attention.
4. Life is like a water bowl. Sometimes it's half full, other times it's half empty. It's all a matter of how you look at things.
5. Brush your teeth, or else your breath will stink!
6. Sometimes it's okay to just lounge around and watch the world go by.
7. It's not very appealing to "kiss a**". Doing so usually comes right back to bite you in yours.
8. Being up to "your usual tricks" is only good for a short while. After a while, it tires you out -- and your audience.
9. Sometimes life throws you a bone...and you gotta take it.
10. Biting the hand that feeds you will get you nowhere.