25 Things My Dogs Have Taught Me

       For those of you who don't know I have a 13 year old Shitzu I've had since I was 12 years old and a 4 year old Great Dane. When I was a kid I begged my parents for a dog, every birthday, Christmas and honestly every other day of the year I asked. It was all I wanted. So one summer day when I was 12 my parents told me we were getting a puppy, and without sounding too dramatic, it honestly changed my life! I remember crying and forgetting to eat because I was SO excited ha! Fast forward 13 years and I now live with the goofiest Great Dane in the world who I am in love with, and every weekend I go home to visit my sweet little Shitzu. I always knew dogs were special but I don't think until you have one do you truly understand the value they add to your life. I put together a list of 25 things that my dogs have taught me throughout my life and I really hope you enjoy reading them. 
1. There's nothing wrong with sleeping in and then immediately taking a nap after you've woken up
2. There is always something to be excited about in life
3. Always make sure that the people you love know that you love them 
4. When you don't want to do something, then simply don't do it
5. There's never anything to be embarrassed about
6. When in doubt, snuggle
7. Being outside will always make you feel better
8. It's okay to be a little weird sometimes
9. When you want something ask for it
10. When you fall down, shake it off and get back up
11. Explore the world around you
12. Never be afraid to have fun
13. Make new friends with as much enthusiasm as possible 
14. Every day is fresh start 
15. Always give your body a good stretch in the morning
16. Eating your favourite food should always be thoroughly enjoyed
17. Never hold a grudge 
18. Laying in the sunshine will always make you feel amazing 
19. Always greet the ones you love when they get home
20. Enjoy the wind in your face
21. Never pretend to be somebody you are not
22. If you get lost make the most of it
23. Be willing to learn new tricks, no matter your age
24. Stay hydrated and drink lots of water!
25. Always live in the moment

   I might be sounding like a crazy dog lady by now, but are dogs not seriously amazing? I hope you have a great Saturday and if you're enjoying it with your dog then even better!

xo Sara


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