Sunday, December 7, 2008

Sugar Overload, But Sweet


Sugar Overload.....:)

Knights and Ladies who know my aserbic cockeyed view of life might be surprised that i got this one passed Janus my cynical gate keeper...but he is all medicated up and drowsy and it is a Sunday morning and quite possibly his day off.

Anyway.. I thought it kinda worked. If a dog was the teacher you would learn things 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.

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're happy, dance around and wag your entire body.

Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.

Be loyal.

Never pretend to be something you're 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 them gently.


A Dog's Purpose (from a 6-year-old).

A veterinarian, had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog's owners, Ron, his wife Lisa, and their little boy Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle.

He examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. He told the family we couldn't do anything for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home.

As they made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told him they thought it would be good for six-year-old Shane to observe the procedure. They felt as though Shane might learn something from the experience.

The next day, he felt the familiar catch in his throat as Belker's family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that he wondered if he understood what was going on. Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away.

The little boy seemed to accept Belker's transition without any difficulty or confusion. They sat together for a while after Belker's death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than human lives. Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up, "I know why."

Startled, they all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next stunned them. I'd never heard a more comforting explanation.

He said, "People are born so that they can learn how to live a good Life -- like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?' The six-year-old continued, 'Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don't have to stay as long."


Live Long, Tread Carefully, and mind the Poop.

Sir Dayvd (clearly taking too many meds himself) of Oxfordshire

4 comments:

Sir Hook of Warrick aka "David K Wells" said...

A good lesson, which provides hope that I could live to be 385 years old!

Sir Hook the Old Dog with New Tricks of Warrick

Anonymous said...

from my journal a few weeks ago
The Dog's Life as quoted by Mackey in the newspaper

we're on the same wave length,
Sir D!

can life really be that simple?

in my next life I'd like to be our dog - an eight pound ball of fur who is loved unconditionally by many people!

Lady Suzanne of Greenbriar

who is happy the UE Aces won last night-saw a good basketball game!

Anonymous said...

Lady Suzanne....

I Suspect the core principals of life really is that simple,...

Which of course would put a lot of Philosophers, Religious Leaders, Psychiatrists, and whole armies of quack motivators and Astrologers out of a job. woohoo.

If the need to express ourselves and Create can also be explained away, as simply ego and wanting to be top dog, or wanting approval from the Top Dog.... i think we can say Job done...lets all go home.

Even Edie Brickell sang " Philosophy is the smile on a Dog "

My Apartment apartment and balcony over look a huge community park, where every day people like clockwork bring their dogs to run around in the sunshine.. This while i usually am up to my armpits in work... and even I think, "What's wrong with this picture. "

D ( nosedrip ) of Oxfordshire

Sir Bowie of Greenbriar (a.k.a. David A. Kuhn) said...

Old experiment:

If you really want to see who is man's / woman's best friend, lock your spouse and your dog in the trunk of your car. After an hour, let them out and see which one is really happy to see you.

When we come home after a long absence, all our dog wants to do is run around in circles, dart out the back door, bark and the cat, then take a squat.