Methodist Church

Doggone it! What a friend!

IF A DOG was the teacher you would learn stuff like:

• When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.

• Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.

• Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy.

• When it is in your best interest, practise obedience.

• Let others know when they have invaded your territory.

• Take naps.

• Stretch before rising.

• Run, romp, and play daily.

• Thrive on attention and let people touch you.

• Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.

• On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass.

• On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.

• When you are happy, dance around and wag your entire body.

• No matter how often you are scolded, do not buy into the guilt thing and pout … run right back and make friends.

• Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.

• Eat with gusto and enthusiasm. Stop when you have had enough.

• Be loyal. Never pretend to be something you are not.

• If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.

• When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by and nuzzle him gently.