Living Like A Dog

by Patrick Liew on June 21, 2011

There are many valuable lessons
I can learn from a dog. It is not
just a man’s best friend, it can
also be a great teacher too.

Bernard Lee, one of my fb friends asked me an interesting question, “If you were to be an animal, which one would you choose to be?”

I responded to him almost immediately. Later, when I re-read my response, I had an awakening – and I hope you will have the same one too.

I chose to be a Golden Retriever.

The Golden Retriever has a reliable, kind, gentle, friendly, well-mannered, calm and caring disposition. These are attributes that can be found in a heart of gold.

The Golden Retriever is an intelligent and versatile dog. It is willing to learn and can be easily taught how to do a variety of tasks.

It is patient and nice to even the elderly and children. Moreso, unfortunately, than many humans.

The Golden Retriever is trustworthy, adaptable, and inclined towards serving people. That’s why it is used as a guide dog for the blind, a hearing dog for the deaf, and in search-and-rescue missions.

There is one little known fact about a Golden Retriever. It can be used as a surrogate parent to other animals such as a kitten or even a tiger cub.

Even though it is not pregnant, the Golden Retriever will produce milk to feed the adopted animal. Such a feat can only be achieved, I believe, because it has a loving and compassionate temperament.

After replying to Bernard Lee, I felt ashamed of myself. I have a lot to learn from a Golden Retriever.

Woof! Woof! Woof! (Have a FUNtastic life!)



Question: How can we learn from animals?


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