Wednesday, March 9, 2011


Dogs are quite possibly the sweetest creatures ever. My yellow lab, Ellie (first seen here), is coming to LA for a visit in less than 2 weeks and I'm so excited to see her. To me, this piece of art and this poem capture the magic of our furry friends perfectly.

If a dog were your 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’s in your best interest, practice obedience.

Let others know when they’ve invaded your territory.

Take naps and stretch before rising.

Run, romp, and play daily.

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.

No matter how often you’re scolded, don’t 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’re not.

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

And MOST of all… When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by

and nuzzle them gently.


  1. How perfectly said! Love EVERYTHING you said!

  2. aw what a great poem. makes me wanna snuggle with my dog right now!

  3. LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS! and need to come visit big time!

  4. lol, I'm more of a cat person myself, but that poem is adorable :)

  5. so happy to find and follow your blog. i am such a dog lover, which is crazy because i was never much of an animal lover before my bichon, pablo. now? every single animal has my heart:) they just give such unconditional love, don't they?

  6. so sweet and true! I like your blog! :)