sent to me by Shirley Scott...


-- Author Unknown

Run, romp and play daily

Never pretend to be something you're not
Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy
Eat with gusto and enthusiasm
Take naps and stretch before rising
When loved ones come home, always run to greet them
Let others know when they've invaded your territory
Be loyal
When it's in your best interest, practice obedience
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 gently
Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.
On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree
Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride
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 right back and make friends
Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.
Thrive on attention and let people touch you.

Last update: December 6, 1999