|Okay, so the title may be a bit grandiose, but recently I’ve found a great teacher. Furthermore, my teacher only needs body language to teach. Now how clever is that?
No doubt you will have guessed by now that my teacher is our adopted family dog, Spike . In the beginning, Spike worried about working with such a moron, but he didn’t give up. Then I realised that was lesson number one: don’t give up!
The second lesson was simple: we don’t need much in life to be happy: Healthy food, occasional play; regular exercise; some small feeling of achievement from time to time; lots of naps, and a few close friends is more or less all that’s required. Everything else is just tinsel.
Spike has also reminded me of the joys of enjoyable communication. On our morning walks, we come across a wide variety of people. Naturally, people react very differently to Spike. Some are afraid of him because he’s a big dog. Others obviously like dogs and want to chat. Almost without exception, the conversation is about the dog and goes something like this:
(Me) “Good morning.”
“Yes. What breed?”
“No, the dog.”
“Oh, he’s a Golden Retriever.”
“51 in June.”
”And the dog?”
As we part company, the person usually gives me the kind of smile people reserve for crazy people who sit next to them on the bus. And therein lies the fourth lesson and most important lesson:
If you want to avoid crazy people, don’t take the bus.
So if anyone wants to learn a few of life’s secrets from Spike, he’s available for his usual fee.
One large bone and a tummy rub.
Why work for less?
Spike cooling off in Muromi River.
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