Scouts-L Mail Archive for December of 1999: If A Dog Was A Teacher
If A Dog Was A Teacher
Mon, 6 Dec 1999 21:01:44 EST
Got this one from my brother, and my dog/teacher is standing right
We could lean a few things from our four-legged friends.
If a Dog were your Teacher
You would learn stuff like.....
When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joy ride.
Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your
face to be pure ecstasy.
When it's in your best interest-practice obedience.
Let others know when they've invaded your territory.
Take naps and stretch before rising.
Run, romp, and play daily.
Thrive on attention and let people touch you.
Avoid biting, when a simple growl will do.
On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass.
On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady
When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire
No matter how often you're scolded, don't buy into
the guilt thing and pout... run right back and make
Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.
Eat with gusto and enthusiasm. Stop when you have had
Never pretend to be something you're not.
If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.
When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by
and nuzzle them gently.
Ralph V. Balfoort, Unit Commissioner
I used to be a Beaver.... (NE III-135)
In the Beaver Patrol as a Scout, too,
and now Ktemaque (Beaver) Chapter,
Haudenosaunee Lodge #19, OA