I never cease to be surprised at how much I learn from my dogs. Even after living and working with them for years, there’s always something new to learn about them or yourself. The first few months of my dog Brody’s life as a puppy were some of the most joyous weeks of my life. Even at two months of age, he seemed to have it all figured out. Maybe it’s a dog thing.
So, in no particular order, here are all the life lessons I learned from my puppy Brody!
A good solid wink is an essential people skill to master.
If you’re breaking the rules, better to ask for forgiveness than permission.
Nap often and with great gusto.
When in doubt, just try looking chagrined.
Truly, no problem is insurmountable.
Did I mention it’s easier to ask forgiveness than permission? Especially when it’s ice cream.
You’re never too young - or too old - to be a hero!
No matter your age, be sure to celebrate all of life’s milestones!
What lessons has your dog taught you? Please share your story in the comments section below!
Dr. Jessica Vogelsang