Life Lessons from D*gs and Cats

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

  2. Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride. (cats - take a nap)

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

  4. When it's in your best interest, practice obedience

  5. Let others know when they've invaded your territory

  6. Take naps. Stretch before rising.

  7. Run, romp, and play daily

  8. Thrive on attention and let people touch you

  9. Avoid biting when a simple growl (hiss) will do.

  10. On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass (or any patch of sunlight).

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

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

  13. No matter how often you're scolded, don't buy into the guilt thing and pout... run right back and make friends (cats - wash and pretend it never happened)

  14. Delight in the simple joy of a long walk. (Cats - nap in the sun)

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

  16. Be loyal

  17. Never pretend to be something you're not

  18. Often, it's nice to just sit at the window and watch the world go by.

  19. If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it (If you don't want it now, cover it up).

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

  21. And finally ..... Never trust anyone until you sniff their butt
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