10 Things Dogs Teach Us About What Matters Most In Life

Dogs can teach us about a whole bunch of things if we are open and willing to learn. They come into our lives to teach us about love, they depart to teach us about loss. They have a way of finding the people who need them… and fills an emptiness we didn't even know we had.

Below is a wonderful article by Debbie Gisonni that we've found very insightful. Enjoy!

I've been around dogs since my childhood and have always loved being in the company of our four-legged friends. When I told my husband I wanted a dog, he wasn't too thrilled with the idea at first. I was traveling a lot for work at the time, and he knew he'd have most of the responsibility. The compromise we made was to let him choose the breed. I wanted a small, non-shedding, off-leash dog. What we adopted, however, were three husky puppies. A large breed known for shedding and wandering. And despite the years of constant vacuuming up dog hair, we loved the breed so much that when our original three passed away, we adopted two more huskies! Our dogs have been a constant source of love and amusement, but even more so, they've taught us some of the greatest life lessons.

Here are 10 things dogs can teach us about what matters most in life:

1. Live in the moment.
Although dogs remember things like where the treats are kept, what street takes them home and who they've met before, they only access that information when they need it — in the moment. Whether they're eating a bowl of kibble or chasing a ball, dogs live for the present moment. The past is gone; you can't do anything about it. The future is unknown. The only thing you can really enjoy and affect is the present moment.

picture by Moyan Brenn on Flickr
picture by Moyan Brenn on Flickr


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One thought on “10 Things Dogs Teach Us About What Matters Most In Life

  1. Just read 10 Things Dogs Teach Us About What Matters Most In Life! So very true and inspiring! Would Love To Share This On Facebook Connecting loving animals with caring and loving people, this was beautifully said.

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