4 Life Lessons You Can Learn From Your Dog

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I have loved only three dogs in my life.  My heart splintered when my first two grew old and died. I thought I could never go through that pain again.  As time passed – eleven years – my heart mended and I was ready to love another.  My dogs have taught me so many important life lessons.  Here are only a few…

Be patient 

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Enjoy life

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Get plenty of sleep

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Love and be devoted to your clan

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Of all the lesson my dogs have taught me, unconditional love and devotion is the one that I savor.  My dogs have loved me without judgement, without demanding anything in return. Sometimes they would tempt me to scratch their belly, but mostly they only wanted to be near, to lay at my feet.  If I could only love others like my dogs have loved me, then I have learned the greatest lesson in life.  Love….

Love is very patient and kind, never jealous or envious, never boastful or proud, never haughty or selfish or rude. Love does not demand its own way. It is not irritable or touchy. It does not hold grudges and will hardly even notice when others do it wrong. It is never glad about injustice, but rejoices whenever truth wins out.

 If you love someone, you will be loyal to him no matter what the cost. You will always believe in him, always expect the best of him, and always stand your ground in defending him. All the special gifts and powers from God will someday come to an end, but love goes on forever. There are three things that remain—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love. Living Bible, 1 Corinthians 13

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Kathy

I am a Nurse Practitioner from Rochester, NY presently working in both the inpatient and outpatient hospital psychiatric settings.

2 thoughts on “4 Life Lessons You Can Learn From Your Dog”

  1. Beautiful post Kathy.

    Dudley teaches me too. There is a great joy in seeing that time with me means so much to my dog. . Dudley doesn’t need to be doing what I am doing, he just wants to be with me while I am doing it.I can give that same gift to Tony and the boys

  2. How true that is! It brings a smile to my face to think of little Dudley getting up and moving from room to room with you..such a sweet one he is. Thank you Cynthia.

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