A few weeks ago I dogsat for my friend Audry’s dog, Scooter. I love dogs, but Scooter is a special favorite. He’s smart, sheepskin-colored, and extremely snuggly.
Little did I realize, he’s also a sage when it comes to life lessons.
Lessons from Scooter
1. Get up each morning like it’s the best day of your life.
Every morning he’d pounce on me, full of energy and enthusiasm like it was his first day of being alive. No coffee. No grumbles. Like a kid who gets to ride his favorite roller coaster. Every. Day.
2. Stare out the window.
There are beautiful things out there. Trees. Ideas. Cats to chase.
3. Stop and smell the roses (or the bushes and fire hydrants).
Walkies aren’t just for arriving places. It’s about the journey, not the destination.
5. Cuddle up with the people you love.
Never miss an opportunity to show love through snuggles. Even when the person is in the middle of writing a novel.
Thanks, Scooter. I love you too.