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5 Things I Learned From my Dog

Updated on July 31, 2014

Smokey is a Wiemaraner. He loves to go for walks and to go for rides. He loves kids and anyone who will pet him. He doesn’t beg for food. He simply sits and stares until you give in and feed him. He thinks he is the boss of the house. He has taught me a lot.

1) How To Focus

Smokey’s favorite toy is a tennis ball. He will focus on the tennis ball as if it were the only thing in the world. Hold it in your hand and his eyes will not leave the ball. Throw it and he will run it down wherever it goes. His focus is on the ball and never fails or falters. That is the kind of concentration that gets things done.

2) On Being Loyal

Smokey never shows doubt or regret. He is always ready to go. He never leaves me behind or fails to beat me to the door when it is time to go. He is happy to walk around the block or to take a ride to the park. He doesn’t care what we do as long as we do it together.

3) How To Greet People

When I return home he greets me like a long lost friend. He may have seen me just a few hours ago but he acts like he hasn’t seen me in a month. Greet people like they are special.

4) How to Seize an Opportunity

Smokey always takes the lead but he glances back every once and a while. When he sees a rabbit, the rabbit has two choices, run or be caught. When an opportunity presents itself seize it and don’t let it go.

5) Be Happy

Smokey is always in a good mood. His short tail is always swinging back and forth. He doesn’t let a wasp sting or a sore foot slow him down. He goes on playing and enjoys his time. Smokey is a happy dog and spreads his happiness around.


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    • Sunshine625 profile image

      Linda Bilyeu 

      3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hmmm...Learn to focus. That is a flaw of mine. I get distracted too easily. My dog, Foxy really does know how to focus also, especially when she wants what we are eating. Great tips from Smokey! :)

    • Besarien profile image


      3 years ago

      Smokey is a beautiful and very lucky boy! Yes, people can learn a lot from dogs including that life doesn't have to be as complicated as we seem to want to make it.

    • GNelson profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from Florida

      He is a great dog. There are a lot of them out there.

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      Sharon Berry 

      3 years ago from Michigan

      I love Smokey. Great name for a Wiemaranar. We can all learn a thing or two from our dogs. Nicely done.


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