Christmas comes at the end of the year so we can celebrate having survived the past 51 weeks. The human world seems to grow meaner every day. Peace, love, understanding, acceptance, and patience are all in short supply. Humans used to wonder if they would make it to the end of the year. Now they pray they see the end of the week.
I am so happy I was born a dog. I don’t think I would want to be a human. I prefer to be the one who has their poop picked up than the one who does the picking.
Humans are getting further stressed out by the day. They no longer surf the Internet, they combat it, sidestepping verbal landmines, desperately trying to decipher what is real and what is fake only to discover one person’s real is another person’s fake. We dogs are not concerned about real or fake. Whether the antler is organic or made in a factory, we are just happy to shut up and chew.
I have found a home on dog sites: The Tanner Brigade, Facebook Groups, and Blogville are peaceful, happy places. There is never a bark about politics or religion. There are no arguments about what divides us, only conversations about what unites us, love for our parents; the joys of a good breakfast; the peace found in pursuing a bouncing tennis ball; and good naps taken with great frequency.
This Christmas I am very thankful for my online dog friends. They perfectly personify our souls. Everyone is happy, loving, caring, and supportive. There are some sad blogs, but most of them are joyful. Unlike the humans we love we live in the moment.
We may have been left for hours but once our parents appear all the tension is replaced by bliss. And we know they will leave us again but for now, we are getting snuggled, or belly rubs, or just blessed attention, and that is what’s important.
Humans can learn from dogs. Always be kind, generous and supportive. Love comes first. Life is too short for anger. Maybe it would be different if we lived 80 years instead of 15. We don’t have time for anger. We have to fill as much happiness into our short lives as we can.
My gift to humans this Christmas is advice: Go on dog sites and interact with the pups and their humans. Experience the joy that comes with peace, love, and understanding. There is always room for more happiness in your life.
Leave the tweeting and Facebook rants to the petless. I think that is the real reason they are so hard-hearted, to begin with.
And remember, always let a furry little love into your heart.
We will surely improve your lives.