Being patient, taking care and allowing what is present for someone else be what is present is one of those great lessons of having a puppy that just keeps repeating itself, again and again
Beaumont is three months old today. On the weekend, he had lots of opportunity to teach me lessons about life and love and being patient, persistent and optimistic.
I didn’t get them all. Sometimes, I messed up on the lesson.
Lesson 1: Having fun is not an interlude from life. It is part of life. Just like with work or any endeavour, it’s important to take time to stop and breathe. And if you happen to be playing with someone else, like your brother Satish, when over-excited, you gotta take a break. Otherwise, like with so many things, fun becomes not so fun and then, fun’s all over!
Lesson 2: Baby, it’s hot out there, chill out. Put your feet up, sit with your feet in a bucket of cold water, or better yet, get a puppy pool and share it with your furry friend. Splashing about is fun, and who cares if the floor gets wet and muddy when you go in the house? That’s why they invented mops.
Lesson 3: Don’t stick your nose where it doesn’t belong. Not everyone wants to have their butt sniffed, especially the cat.
Lesson 4: When you make a mistake, don’t get all bent out of shape. Begin again. Just because I haven’t done it for awhile, doesn’t mean I’m all house-broken, especially in new and different spaces where other doggies go. Clean up the mess and begin again. Enough said.