Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Get your JOY on ... and other wisdom from pups for peeps

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Here are some thoughts we have on "10 Spiritual Lessons You Can Learn From Your Dog" by Joanna Sandsmark.

I confess.  We bought this one because my look alike is on the cover.  And because we thought it would be a short read.  But, to our surprise, it is a longer read than we thought, and there are awesome pictures of all sorts of puppers in here.  This book is full of observations about us puppers that you people should really pay attention to in your own lives, such as (taken from the back cover of the book)  "Discover the benefit of clear communication" and "Allow yourself time to have fun and let go of your everyday worries" and "Learn when to play by the rules and when to break them."


Here is an example directly from the book:

"Simple Joy

Many people think that joy should be reserved for big events.  'If I get a promotion, then I'll be happy!' Or "Just wait until the baby is born - I won't be able to contain myself'.  That's to be expected, and of course you should show immense joy at big events.  But what about all those millions of small moments that get passed by while you're waiting for something big to happen?  Do you ever give them your due?

Acknowledging simple joys can make the difference between a person who is just existing and one who is living life to the fullest.  Think about your dog again and ask yourself if he is waiting for some enormous event - or is he just waiting for you to get home?  Do you think his joy would be any less because you were only gone for a few hours?  Your dog probably considers your homecoming a major highlight.  With all that wagging and happiness flowing out of him - how can you doubt it?  Just the sight of you is enough to rock his world!"

So, your job today, puppers, is to teach your peeps how to wag their whole body.  When you see them, try to get them to mimick you ... get them wagging, drooling, slobbering, kissy facing, jumping up and down and turning around in circles.  See if you can get them to do it, puppers.  Then set the flashy beast on video and try to get some live action you can share with us.  Imagine the smile THAT would bring to everybuddy's faces!!!


  1. We so agree that the simplest things are usually the best memories. One of the great things about bloging is we relate so many of them and the memories are down there forever. Nice one Duncan. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  2. Pawesome! Woooowooooo, Ku

  3. BOL, I would luv to see a video like dat!

  4. What a wonderful book and I loved reading the insights-going to have to find this and buy a few!!! Thanks for sharing; after the news about Greta crossing the bridge, this is what everyone needed to hear.
    Noreen & Hunter

  5. Looks like a good read. Peeps can learn so much from their pups....if they'd only open their minds.

  6. Hailey reminds me everyday that life is full of joy.

  7. I try to get everyone I meet to see that happiness matters! Thanks for the book recommendation!

  8. Ma waggin' like I do???? Oh, that wouldn't be a pretty sight!!!! BOL
    I knows she would hurt somethin' important! hehehe
    Oh, she sometimes drools like me though...does that count? ☺
    Ruby ♥