I recently got a new puppy. She was a spur of the moment purchase after weeks of watching the puppies slowly being sold off and recounting all the reasons a puppy wasn’t sensible until we gave in.
I spent the weekend watching her play, settle into her new home and watch my daughter teach her to sit. While watching I realised that there’s plenty we can learn from a puppy:
Enjoy the simple things in life: Dogs are happy with the simple things, food, fuss and fun. They will never trade love for bling.
Explore the world: They spend a lot of time just exploring, if something makes them nervous, they go back to it and slowly nose it until the nerves go away.
Don’t be afraid to look silly: Puppies plod around with feet too big for their legs, they bump into things, they knock things over, and they don’t mind.
Learn: Every day they learn. It could be tricks, meeting friends, discovering cats have claws or simply that looking cute can get them treats. They keep learning regardless.
Keep growing: She grows every day, in size, confidence and everything else. It’s small steps but over a short period of time all the above steps will make a difference.
Take the rough with the smooth: At night she cries, in the day she sometimes makes a mess and there is a growing list of things with tiny teeth marks including my toes. Life happens, things aren’t perfect but if you want something you have to deal with the downsides.
Have fun: There is nothing that brings as much fun as a new puppy. They learn through fun and play and even an old dog will enjoy fetching a ball.
As a celebration of my new pup found happiness and since I am a little distracted from writing my second book, I’ve made my first book Salt available for free for a few days:
Take a look and leave me a review or comment, I hope you enjoy it.
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