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A blog by Louise Gallagher

Lessons from a pooch. Chill.


  There is a place and a time for all things. Yet, so often, I want that place and that time to be of my choosing, not someone else’s or even nature’s or the universe.

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.

I’m learning.

  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.

Author: Louise Gallagher

I believe in wonder. I believe we are all magnificent beings of divine beauty. I believe we can make a difference in this world, through every act, word, thought. I believe we create ripples with everything we do and say and want to inspire everyone to use their ripple to create a better world for everyone. I'm grateful you're here.

10 thoughts on “Lessons from a pooch. Chill.

  1. do-do do-do do-do

    Dogs don’t have ADHD. They are just dogs with a short-attention span driven by scent and hunger – and tail-wagging for all circumstances …

    we should all wag our tails more, play more, get wet and shake more, move from one thing that interests us to another thing that interests us just a bit more … without fearing there is anything wrong with that, because there isn’t

    happy puppy-time



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  2. Dogs have it all figured out, and we should learn from them.

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  3. Beaumont is so wise for such a kid!

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  4. Some pretty cool lessons indeed

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  5. Ah! If there was a picture of perfect contentment, it is that top photo!

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