No, I’m not talking about sniffing people’s butts, or eating poo. I don’t mean I’d like to abandon my personal hygiene and eat kibbles every night for dinner.

What I mean is, I don’t want to be a dog, but live like a dog. As well as brightening up our lives, dogs also provide many valuable lessons on how to live and love.

What living like a dog would look like:

* Love would be fierce, loyal, unconditional and unwavering.

* Forgiveness would come easily and wholeheartedly. There would be no grudges or resentment, just a liberating ability to shake it off and move on.

* Giving and showing affection would be second nature. Greeting loved ones enthusiastically every single time, making them feel like the most adored human being in the world.

* Actions would speak louder than words – just through eyes and body language, two people could connect and communicate their feelings and allow each other to see their vulnerability.

* Live for the moment and live with joy; we won’t be weighed down and burdened by past or future worries.

* Take joy in the simple pleasures that life has to offer and be up for any adventure that may come our way.

* Protect those we love with all that we are.

* Look past outward appearances and see the beauty of a person’s soul.

* Be a good judge of character and be able to sense danger.

* Live authentically, and never try to be someone we’re not.

What else could we learn from our four-legged companions about how to live a good and meaningful life?

Here are some photos of my precious pooches (Leila and Larry)- life wouldn’t be the same without them!

Dogs live in the moment - Leila enjoying the view Leila enjoying the view

Dogs are curious - Larry listening and looking for adventure Larry listening and looking for adventure

Dogs stick together - Larry and Leila doggie duo A doggie duo – best of friends

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