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It's a dog's life!

Updated on August 2, 2013

Ahhhh, the life of a dog...

My sister Gracie and I have a pretty doggone good life!

And we pass that way of life on to all the humans we meet. We play, we love, we enjoy life!

Read more to find out how we pups can make a difference in your life.

But what is a 'dog's life'?

Many of us think a dog's life is a life of leisure; an easy going life with no worries, no cares, and loads of fun. And for others it's an attitude; a way of life!

Sadly, it's not always been that way...according to the Word Detective. For much of human history (were talking way back when) dogs didn't hold the status in the family that they do now.

"Dogs (were) left to fend for themselves on the fringes of human society, with none of the consideration (not to mention food and shelter) that humans lavish on their pets today," according to the Word Detective.

"So grim was the average dog's lot until relatively recently that to lead "a dog's life" meant to lead a life of misery and abject subservience ......not surprisingly, such an ordeal rarely had a happy ending, and "to die like a dog" meant to die a disgraceful or miserable death".

Now life for many of us is very different, and a dog's life means a whole lot more. One of our missions? To pass on our 'it's a dog's life' attitude. Two-leggers take note - you can learn a lot from us four-leggers - and have a happier, healthier life in the process.

So let's get started. We're gonna show you just what "A Dog's Life" is really about!

It's a dog's life!

Dogs can teach us a lot about how to live a good life!

Here are just a few things I teach my Mum everyday!

  1. When a family member comes home, run to greet them like they've been away forever.
  2. If someone is having a bad day, sit quietly near them and give them a good nuzzle.
  3. Take great delight in a long walk.
  4. Run and play everyday.
  5. Enjoy your meal, but stop when you've had enough.
  6. When the day is hot, drink lots of water and lie in the shade.
  7. Wag with your tail instead of your tongue and make more friends.
  8. Be happy and you will draw people to you.
  9. Be who you are, if people don't like it, move on to the next.
  10. Sometimes obedience is a good thing, sometimes you just gotta let loose.
  11. Life is too short for holding a grudge.
  12. Loyalty is a very important trait.
  13. Why bite when a simple growl will suffice.
  14. Leashes are for pulling against.
  15. Mud and dirt never hurt anyone.
  16. Something you want that's buried is worth digging for.
  17. If you see a pile of leaves, jump in.
  18. Take a nap, everyday.
  19. Always be curious.
  20. When you put your mind to something - give it your all!
  21. Live in the moment.

Be sure and visit my website for all kinds of cool things dogs need in their life!

Be sure and visit my website - JohannTheDog.com - where you can shop for cool stuff for cool dogs!

We've put together, in one place, all the cool stuff you need for your dog! Find dog beds, all natural foods and treats, collars, leashes, charms, training and dog sport gear, vitamins and supplements, books, clothing, toys and more!

And the best part is that we donate 10% of our profits to dog rescues and shelter!

We want to know!

Has your pup made a positive impact on how you live your life?

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It's packed full with all kinds of fun activities you can do with your dog - from tricks, to sports, to hiking/camping and traveling, to just playing fetch!

Be sure and check it out!

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A Day in the Life!!!

Bark at me!!! I'd love to hear from you.

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      AnimalHouse 

      5 years ago

      I totally agree with your lens. It's great to have a dog.

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      GoPoochYourself 

      7 years ago

      Cute...I love the pictures. My little dog has changed my life in ways I never would have imagined.

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      julieannbrady 

      9 years ago

      Arf Arf!! I'm heading outside to enjoy the dog days of October here in NE FL. Behave while I'm gone! ;)

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      Robin S 

      10 years ago from USA

      Really enjoyed this lens. We had a German shepherd named Gracie. Thank you for this fine addition to the Our Favorite Squidoo Lenses group!

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      flicker lm 

      10 years ago

      Arff, arff! (you said bark, right?) I really liked the section on what dogs can teach us about how to live a good life. Great lens.

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      DogWhisperWoman1 

      10 years ago

      Pups are lessons in responsibality, stress relivers, lessons in commitment, and great to come home to. Best Dog For Child

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      Rache 

      10 years ago

      Love this lens Johann, especially the 21 things that humans can learn from dogs!!! So true!! =)

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      teamlane 

      11 years ago

      Great Lens. A 5 to you. Please rate ours. Check Richland Recycling out. All proceeds go to Save The Children. :o)

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      Karendelac 

      11 years ago

      Great lens. I believe that dogs help humans in many ways.

      Thanks for putting together such a great lens!

      Keep up the great work! All the Best, Karen at Karen's Kinkade Art Store

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      Guinness LM 

      11 years ago

      What a wonderful expression of a dog's life! People need to realize how much they can learn from us ... 5 stars!

      Guinness - Loving dogs and keeping them healthy - Best Dog Health Care Solutions to Dog Health Problems

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      TheJVilleKid 

      11 years ago

      This is a dog-gone good lens. Very nice!

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      Johann The Dog 

      11 years ago from Northeast Georgia

      Oh thank you Flaming Lacer!!! Angels Rock!

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      flaminglacer 

      11 years ago

      A Squid Angel has passed your way...

      ~Ä~

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      RaintreeAnnie 

      11 years ago from UK

      You are so right dogs can teach us a thing or two... or more about living a good life. Thank you for your lovely lens 5 stars!

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      Margaret Schaut 

      11 years ago from Detroit

      Well, we ALWAYS enjoy what Johann brings to us! Woofers! Thor

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