This is Winston, our Toy Poodle. Yes, you are right – he IS a very manly dog.
He turned two last month and I wanted to share with you some of the lessons he has taught us in that small time. They are valuable lessons that my help you in life.
Constantly show your love for others. Bark at them, lick them, sniff them, jump up and down – do whatever it takes.
Share your stuff. If someone comes to visit, be sure to share your toys with them. They may have fun with it too!
If it feels good, do it. It may be weird to sit on the heater vent with your ears blowing in the warm air, but it feels good.
Snuggling is good. Even sitting on the couch watching TV, it is good to snuggle in and be loved.
Say hello to strangers. Just because you haven’t met them before, doesn’t mean you can’t be friends.
Welcome home your loved ones. Whether they have been gone 3 seconds, 3 hours or 3 days, show them how excited you are to see them.
Tell others what you want. Whether by scratching at the door, dropping your toy at their feet or sitting on their head to get attention.
Do everything with enthusiasm. It is not just a walk, it’s A WALK! It’s not playing, it’s PLAYING! Let your enthusiasm be contagious.
Who would have thought such wisdom would come from such a delicate being?