Hey there, Friday Friends! I hope you all have some lovely plans for Mother’s Day weekend (I have a special post for Sunday in honor of moms!). In celebration of the weekend ahead, I have a fun list for you; 20 Things I’ve Learned From My English Bulldog. I probably could have made the list 100 deep but decided that if need be, I’ll make a part 2 instead of drowning you all on Friday with ridiculous amounts of content.
I was “Stumbling” the other day and after reading countless lists out there on the internets, was inspired to write my own. I realized that I had learned so much from my English Bulldog, Ru. He is the ultimate teacher of all things smooshy, smelly, nugget-y, patient, and kind. I’m amazed at how much he continues to teach me about the world and myself:
1) Wrinkles are beautiful or at the very least, endearing, and the right people will love and embrace them.
2) Butt scratches really do feel amazing. Seriously, have you had one lately? It’s unchartered massage territory.
3) Laziness can be considered a virtue if people consider you cute enough (disclaimer: you have to be really damn cute).
4) Lying belly-down on a cold, hardwood floor is a great way to cool down when it’s hot out. I don’t advise doing it at work.
5) Sometimes it really is necessary to spend time finding the perfect place to poop.
6) Hogging the bed is acceptable if you’re sharing it with somebody who adores you.
7) Farts are nothing to be ashamed of and should ultimately always be directed at loved ones to proudly demonstrate and remind them of comfort level, devotion, and fondness. This will also prove the before-mentioned shamelessness.
8) Licking random people, places and things, especially without permission… is almost never a good idea.
9) Long, leisurely walks cure restlessness.
10) It is completely acceptable to wiggle and pant when excited.
11) Drooling happens.
12) Loving unconditionally and without fear is not impossible.
13) Sometimes happiness really does lie in the small things in life, like a spoon full of peanut better or cool, green patch of grass at the park.
14) Running with complete and utter reckless abandon feels liberating.
15) Klutziness is not limited to humans.
16) The word “smoosh” never gets old.
17) Your dog is and always will be your best and most prized accessory.
18) Not everyone loves, or even likes dogs. This phenomenon is weird for both canine and owner but it’s also okay. Not everyone has to.
19) Snoring is tolerable – even adorable – when it’s reverberating out of something so smooshy and loveable.
20) We must never take for granted that our tongue fits neatly inside of our mouth.
What have you learned from your past and current pets? What would be on your list?
Photo by the lovely, Qiqi, from Perception Matters Photography.
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