There are so many lessons one can learn about life from a dog. Imagine this scenario: it
is raining heavily outside and you need to leave for someone's house. The dog is up and eager,
to go with you. You tell it to stay home. As you leave, you see it squeezing out through the
gap in the doorway. You scold it and order it back home. Then at every turn you make, you
suddenly see it following you sheepishly at a distance. It follows at the risk of being reprimanded
for the sore reason of being somewhere nearby. How else can we experience so selfless an
instance of love and faithfulness? We can learn a lifelong lesson from this sincere warm display
of perpetual companionship.
Observe the eating habits of your dog. It does not eat, except when hungry. It does not
drink, unless it is thirsty. It does not gorge itself. It stops eating when it has had enough.
A dog also sets a perfect example of adaptability. If it is moved to a strange place, it is
able to adapt itself to that place and to its thousand peculiarities without a murmur of complaint.
It is able to learn and adapt to a new family's ways and customs. It is quick and ready to
please. Man, being accustomed to comfort and wealth will be lost if suddenly stripped of all
he is accustomed to.
A dog also teaches us a thing or two about, unselfish love. When a dog knows death is
approaching, it tries, with its last vestige of strength, to crawl away elsewhere to die, in order
to burden its owners no more.
A dog does things with all vigor. However, when there is nothing to do, it lies down
and rests. It does not waste its strength and energy needlessly. Many working people are burning
the candles at both ends. Many suffer nervous breakdowns due to stress. Perhaps, they should
learn to rest like a dog does.
A dog above all is truly man's best friend.