Friday, February 3, 2012

Friday's Top Ten

Top ten things I learned from my dogs:

10. The pack leader stands tall and maintains control

  9. Live in the moment

  8. Play time is absolutely necessary

  7. So is family time

  6. Be honest and fair

  5. Praise others for jobs well done

  4. Don't bite the hand that feeds you

  3. Barking accomplishes nothing

  2. Never underestimate the accuracy of the Sniff Test

And the #1 thing I learned from my dogs:

  1. Wag your tail when you're happy

43 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Dogs certainly know how to live right!

Linda G. said...

Gotta hand it to dogs--they do know how to live life. :)

Linda Kage said...

Love 'em! # 2 has to be my favorite!

Joanne said...

We have much to learn from our amazing canine friends. Happy Friday Carol :)

Slamdunk said...

Good list Carol. I'd add one from our "yellow buffalo":

Value all work and pretend you are not embarrassed by the goofy human following you around scooping up your waste.

Stephen Tremp said...

I like the play time. Will be doing lots of that this weekend!

Tracy Jo said...

I think they are the superior species. :-) Love #3. Happy weekend, Carol!

L.G.Smith said...

They also know how to work for treats. :D

Have a great weekend. My spoiled lap dog and I will be curled up on the couch avoiding the snow.

Jennifer Shirk said...

Number 2 cracked me up!

LR said...

"Live in the moment" is good advice for everyone. :)

Elspeth Antonelli said...

Another excellent list, Carol!

Southpaw said...

Play time is absolutely necessary! Agreed.

Jenny Woolf said...

Yes, the dogs know what's really important!

Julie said...

Aww, I love #1. #10 is the one I have quite a bit of trouble with. I am not a good pack leader! :D

Have a great weekend!

Carol Kilgore said...

Alex - I agree!

Linda G - Smart enough to make us work for them :)

Linda K - It's their favorite thing.

Joanne - We certainly do.

Slamdunk - Funny!

Conda V. Douglas said...

I always adore your Friday's Top Ten, but I really loved this one! I'm wagging my tail!

Laura Eno said...

Love #2! Have a great weekend and wag often. :)

Carol Kilgore said...

Stephen - Good for you!

Tracy Jo - I think so, too.

Luanne - One of ours will literally do anything asked if he thinks there's food involved.

Jennifer - Makes me glad I'm not a dog :)

LR - That's what I think!

Carol Kilgore said...

Elspeth - Thank you.

Southpaw - And what better time to play than the weekend :)

Jenny - Love your avatar! Thanks for commenting.

Julie - One of my dogs is VERY loud. I learned that standing tall with a stern look and either crossing my arms or pointing a finger while speaking in a quiet voice works wonders.

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Great list, they say it's a dog's life.

Yvonne.

Carol Kilgore said...

Conda - I'd like to see that :)

Laura - Thanks! You, too :)

Yvonne - I've heard that :)

Mary Gray said...

Don't bite the hand that feeds you!! How can I teach this to my son???

Melissa Ann Goodwin said...

Awesome! Love Fridays because of posts like yours.

Theresa Milstein said...

This is sweet. Good to know because we're getting a dog this summer. I've never had a dog before--should be interesting.

Carol Kilgore said...

Mary - Very carefully :)

Melissa - Woof!

Theresa - You will have a learning curve. But it will be worth it. Research different breeds. That way, even if you adopt you'll have some idea of overall temperament.

Life 101 said...

You gotta love those dogs. I know we do.

Carol Kilgore said...

Rick - Yep. And they love in return.

Nas Dean said...

These are all good life lessons- so dogs definitely know how to live right!

Carol Kilgore said...

Nas - They follow the canine honor system.

Clarissa Draper said...

There are so many things you can learn from dogs. I like #3.

Helen Ginger said...

Love this Top 10 List. Amazing what we can learn from dogs.

Carol Kilgore said...

Clarissa - Arf. Arf-arf. Arf-arf-arf. Oh. Sorry :)

Helen - A lot more than made this list, for sure.

Empty Nest Insider said...

Everything on this list can be applied to raising kids; though the tail wagging is optional! Julie

Carol Kilgore said...

Julie - LOL, I get that totally. My dogs are like having two pre-K kids around.

Lydia Kang said...

Aw, this was a cute top 10!

Melissa Sugar said...

It is amazing how much we are like dogs and how much we can learn from them. This was a cute post.

Carol Kilgore said...

Lydia - Saturday night and we're home blogging. Such exciting lives :)

Melissa - Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

My kids could learn a lot from your dogs. :D

Carol Kilgore said...

Stina - I'm pretty sure they're not finished teaching me yet, but your kids are welcome to join the party.

julie fedderson said...

#2 made me snort my wine. It's true, some things just don't smell right.

Janet, said...

I love them all, but especially #10

Carol Kilgore said...

Julie - Ain't it the truth!

Carol Kilgore said...

Janet - Thanks. Found your comment in my spam filter. Blogger's been doing a few strange things lately.