A great article from MSN.com as we inch closer to the most romantic holiday of the year.
Love Lessons from Dogs? by Chelsea Kaplan gives us some fun examples of how dogs can actually teach us a few things about love.
Their 5 examples and our thoughts on the lesson learned in relationships:
1. The reassurance of forgiveness
One of the best things about dogs is they are the first ones to forgive and just move on. Visit any shelter and you’ll see the hope and eagerness in their little eyes.
Who hasn’t held a grudge against a boyfriend or girlfriend for a bit too long…
2. The security of unconditional love
Dogs don’t put caveats on their love for us. We rub their bellies, throw the ball, give them some treats and they are ours forever.
We’re all looking for someone who likes us just for us.
3. The comfort of consistency
Your dog is your dog all of the time. Every day they’ll be there at the door, tag wagging and loving that you’re home. There’s definitely a comfort in knowing you can rely on that if nothing else!
4. The need to be playful
Dogs like to shake it up and have a good time. No need to be so serious. Enjoy some simple things!
5. The importance of effective communication
Since our dogs haven’t quite figured out he English language (or at least they pretend not to…) we have to work hard to learn how to best relate to them and be understood. Women and men seem to have the same challenge.
Click here for the full article.
(And as a side note – congrats to Stump the Sussex Spaniel! At the awesome age of 10, Stump is the oldest winner and now everyone knows – as we do – seniors are beautiful!)