|Molly and Farah|
1// GREET EVERYONE LIKE YOU HAVEN’T SEEN THEM IN YEARS
I love coming home to my dogs, because it doesn’t matter if I stepped outside for 10 minutes or I’ve been out of town for two weeks, they always greet me like they haven’t seen me in a million years. That’s definitely a personality trait that I’d like to adapt.
2// NEVER MISS AN OPPORTUNITY TO NAP
If there was an Olympic sport for dogs that was all about napping, my dogs would take the gold. Actually, Molly would take the gold and Farah would take silver because she’s always so alert. I think we all regret complaining about kindergarten nap time. I used to take naps all the time in college, but now I can’t remember the last time I took one. Naps are great rejuvenators and motivators.
3// FORGIVE AND FORGET
When my dogs do something wrong, I unfortunately have to punish them. Even though it breaks my heart, I love knowing that in 30 seconds they’ll forget about it and start loving on me. While 30 seconds may be a stretch for people to forgive and forget, it’s a good practice to calm down, think rationally, and just let things go. Holding anger in your heart gets pretty exhausting.
4// ALWAYS STAY LOYAL TO THOSE WHO ARE THERE FOR YOU
Friends come and go, but dogs will always be there for you. Why not adopt this practice and be loyal to your friends? Stand up for them when people are saying horrible things. Be there for them when they need you most. Just be a friend.
5// THERE’S NEVER A BAD TIME TO BE SILLY
Laughter is the best medicine, and my dogs never fail to make me laugh. Whether it’s them jumping around because they’re excited about who knows what or they’re rolling around on the floor or the bed for a reason no one knows or making noises in their sleep, my dogs always seem to keep me laughing. Take a lesson from my pups and never be afraid to be silly and free.
6// ALWAYS STAND UP FOR YOURSELF
When Farah is doing something that Molly doesn’t like, she doesn’t hesitate to let her know, even though she’s smaller. Molly is always so great at standing up for herself, and Farah never allows another dog to get more attention than she does. If you’re really passionate about something, don’t be afraid to speak your mind and stand up for yourself.
7// NEVER HESITATE TO MAKE NEW FRIENDS
The great thing about dogs is that they never hesitate to run up to anyone (or anything) and greet them like they’re already best friends. Take a lesson from my dogs and take the time to meet new people and make a new friend.
8// PERSISTENCE WILL LEAD TO GREAT REWARDS
Whether it’s a pathetic face or endless begging, my dogs always seem to get what they want. One of my dogs’ favorite treats are Blue Bones Natural Dental Chews from Chewy.com. What I love about these treats are that they’re not only delicious for the pups, they also help keep their teeth healthy and their breath fresh. Molly seems to inhale the treats as soon as I give them to her, but Farah likes to take her time with each bite.
It really just goes to show that if you keep at it, you can get what you want. Dreams do come true (especially if your dream is getting a treat cupcake).
9// LOVE UNCONDITIONALLY
No matter what happens, my dogs always love me. It doesn’t matter if I’m mad at them or disappointed in something they’ve done, they always seem to know exactly what to do to make me cuddle them and give them kisses. This is a lesson that everyone should learn. Love is better than hate, judgement, fear, sadness, everything.
Disclaimer: I received two complimentary bags of Natural Dental Chews from Chewy.com for review. All opinions are 100% mine.