Charlie is back with another edition of his life lessons today. It’s no secret that I really love my pup – he’s my first baby and definitely a mama’s boy. Since moving to Texas, I’ve had a lot of time to think about life and what is important. Taking a page out of Charlie’s book has been a bit eye opening, to say the least.
Life Lesson #3: Surround Yourself with Good People
If you have a dog, you know that he/she is usually a really great judge of character. Dogs have this intuition about people – they just know who is “good”, and who to growl at.
Charlie is no exception. His first reaction to new people is to love them (which I love about him), but he can quickly decide that someone is not for him. He’s not an aggressive dog, so instead of barking, snapping or growling, he’ll just remove himself. He’ll go to an empty room and take a nap.
Why can’t I be like this? I can often tell if I am connecting with someone, or if they aren’t my kind of person. I should really just focus on those that have potential as important people in my life and forget about the ones that make me want to growl.
What have you learned from your pets? Stop and listen!