DaveNet: Tuesday, September 23, 1997; by Dave Winer.

blue ribbon Things we can learn from dogs

Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.

Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy.

When loved ones come home, run to greet them.

When it's in your best interest, practice obedience.

Let others know when they've invaded your territory.

Take naps and stretch before rising.

Run, romp and play daily.

Eat with gusto and enthusiasm.

Be loyal.

Never pretend to be something you're not.

If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.

When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by and nuzzle them gently.

Thrive on attention and let people touch you.

Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.

On hot days, drink lots of water and lay under a shady tree.

When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire body.

When you are scolded, don't buy into the guilt thing and pout, run back and make friends.

Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.

Remember, a dog wags its tail with its heart.

From Steven Bove, sbove@ravenswood.com.

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