The wisdom of dogs

Dogs can teach us many lessons in life:

Test new waters – don’t be afraid to try new things,

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Love unconditionally and be yourself,

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Always always live each moment to its fullest

And don’t be afraid of silliness (it’s fun)!

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93 responses

  1. Good lessons to heed!

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    January 13, 2014 at 15:39

  2. Oh My! The first photo is absolutely beautiful.

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    January 13, 2014 at 15:41

  3. CHECKMARKS all over this doggy wisdom!!!!!

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    January 13, 2014 at 15:57

  4. I agree!

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    January 13, 2014 at 16:09

  5. I love it LadyFi. I would add to your list in that dogs know the value of a good nap…

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    January 13, 2014 at 16:15

  6. Forest So Green

    Such great advice 🙂 Annie

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    January 13, 2014 at 16:23

  7. All great points, especially the one that says don’t be afraid of silliness. I suppose much like our pets the trick is to not contemplate that this or that behavior might be considered silly by some.🙂

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    January 13, 2014 at 16:26

  8. Ah yes, so true! Dogs really know how to get the best out of things when they are happy – and yours look as if they have a wonderful life!

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    January 13, 2014 at 16:26

  9. We can all learn so many valuable things from our furry friends can’t we?

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    January 13, 2014 at 16:38

  10. Was für wunderschöne Fotos!!! fabelhaft.

    LG Mathilda ♥

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    January 13, 2014 at 16:51

  11. Priceless! It’s so good to see them enjoying themselves. Although I bet they aren’t swimming today🙂

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    January 13, 2014 at 17:03

  12. love those sweet babies!

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    January 13, 2014 at 17:12

  13. Beautiful shots of the dogs, what fun to have two of them to play and be silly together at the moment.
    I would add that they know the importance of a good meal…..the only time my three look remotely serious🙂

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    January 13, 2014 at 17:30

  14. Oh, how true!! And how beautiful and precious they are!! Thanks for sharing the fun and the love!! I do SO miss my Sam Schnauzer!!!

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    January 13, 2014 at 17:38

  15. I like the wisdom of Oscar and Ruby as much as I like your photos. It’s impossible to look at them without smiling.

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    January 13, 2014 at 18:00

  16. I am blown away! I never realized Oscar had a sister, (a partner, a dear friend). Ruby is beautiful too! Your photos of them make my heart feel so happy!

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    January 13, 2014 at 18:29

  17. Lovely action captures.

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    January 13, 2014 at 18:34

  18. Excellent lessons and wonderful images of the sweet dogs!
    ~Lindy

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    January 13, 2014 at 18:37

  19. Love Ruby’s swan dive into the cloud-filled lake. Oscar and I are showing a lot of white.

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    January 13, 2014 at 18:47

  20. Great advice from Ruby and Oscar! Love those dogs!

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    January 13, 2014 at 18:52

  21. ds

    Brings new meaning to “it’s a dog’s life.” Oscar and Ruby are as wise as they are beautiful! Thank you.

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    January 13, 2014 at 19:16

  22. Great advice!!!

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    January 13, 2014 at 19:22

  23. Awesome shots! They are all so good. What adorable dogs🙂

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    January 13, 2014 at 19:41

  24. Trying my best!

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    January 13, 2014 at 20:14

  25. Wonderful shots of the dogs and I love the Nelson Mandela quote.

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    January 13, 2014 at 21:38

  26. The silliness in life is the best part! It’s like the frosting on a cupcake.

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    January 13, 2014 at 21:40

  27. Beautiful, great pictures!

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    January 13, 2014 at 22:18

  28. Pat

    Beautiful dogs, beautiful photos!

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    January 13, 2014 at 22:19

  29. They are so beautiful together.

    Congrats on the snow, can’t wait to see your beautiful shots of the landscape covered in white.

    Jen

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    January 13, 2014 at 22:28

  30. And pack a lot of wisdom into their furry selves.

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    January 13, 2014 at 22:35

  31. Gorgeous action shots of your furry friend ~ love her ~ carol, xxx (A Creative Harbor)

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    January 13, 2014 at 23:17

  32. Such fun shots! I like the quote too.

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    January 13, 2014 at 23:18

  33. Bob

    They love it, all joy and frolicking.

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    January 13, 2014 at 23:37

  34. I love your Oscar and Ruby. They are having lots of fun playing. Great shots! Enjoy your week ahead!

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    January 13, 2014 at 23:43

  35. Love your dogs! That first shot is remarkable.

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    January 14, 2014 at 00:16

  36. Indeed great points…Love your dogs.

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    January 14, 2014 at 00:20

  37. Oh, I love these. Made my heart so happy just to see their joy.🙂

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    January 14, 2014 at 00:56

  38. Great Life Lessons.
    Fabulous dogs!! Xxxx

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    January 14, 2014 at 01:18

  39. thesmittenimage

    That pooch smiles!

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    January 14, 2014 at 01:41

  40. Indeed they can, and they make our lives so much fuller in doing so.

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    January 14, 2014 at 01:48

  41. PLAY!

    Bella says, duh!!!

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    January 14, 2014 at 02:03

  42. Great words and photos, Fiona… YES—we certainly can learn from dogs…. One of the most important things we could learn from them is the unconditional love —all of the time.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    January 14, 2014 at 03:41

  43. I fully agree.
    We have a little magnet for our fridge that I love. It says, “To err is human. To forgive is canine.”
    We have much to learn from these fine four-legged friends!

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    January 14, 2014 at 05:47

  44. they are man’s best friend for so many reasons.

    http://calrat.blogspot.com

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    January 14, 2014 at 08:14

  45. beautiful images!

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    January 14, 2014 at 09:02

  46. Oh to be a dog! One with a kind master obviously🙂

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    January 14, 2014 at 09:02

  47. Lovely…

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    January 14, 2014 at 09:34

  48. what a lovely series of thoughts to live by! love it! especially being a bit goofy now and then – should be more of it!
    Thanks for sharing! have a wonderful week, and thank you for stopping by my blog this week.

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    January 14, 2014 at 09:56

  49. Yes, you’re right, nice photos!

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    January 14, 2014 at 10:22

  50. They are intelligent and cute.

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    January 14, 2014 at 10:55

  51. wundervoll
    so lebendige Momente
    LG vom katerchen

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    January 14, 2014 at 11:10

  52. What cheerful pictures !

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    January 14, 2014 at 11:59

  53. Dogs are wonderfully wise!

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    January 14, 2014 at 14:31

  54. Wise words indeed! The things we learn from our pets…

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    January 14, 2014 at 14:40

  55. Their courage is amazing…I have always said…if I had half of what our Dalton has we would be even stronger. We drove up thru a McDonalds drive up last night, and Dalton decides to make a flying leap from the passenger seat out the drivers window…asking for a treat!! He could of been so hurt…but he is a foodie and has lots of courage…LOL!

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    January 14, 2014 at 14:55

  56. Golden Retrievers seem to have such a sane outlook on life!

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    January 14, 2014 at 15:06

  57. great post. my dogs teach me this everyday and I need it everyday.

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    January 14, 2014 at 15:20

  58. if only people were more like dogs

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    January 14, 2014 at 15:50

  59. Wonderful words and joyous pictures!

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    January 14, 2014 at 16:20

  60. I love the pictures and the words that go along with it. Trying new waters, being silly, being happy. All these might sound simple, but people hardly put them into practice. Loved this post🙂

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    January 14, 2014 at 18:38

  61. A great series of photos. I would be really lost without my dog for company!

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    January 14, 2014 at 19:41

  62. Great life lessons indeed. Your dogs are beautiful.

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    January 14, 2014 at 20:05

  63. These guys live life to the fullest. I hope we all could be a lot more like them🙂 Lovely photographs!

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    January 14, 2014 at 20:30

  64. Sometimes I wish I was a dog:)

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    January 14, 2014 at 20:40

  65. A wonderful post and sweet photos of your pretty dogs. Yes I agree, we can learn a lot from dogs.

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    January 14, 2014 at 21:01

  66. Vilka härliga bilder! Andra bilder är ju för söt!!
    Majsan//

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    January 14, 2014 at 21:33

  67. Great advice from a dog🙂

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    January 14, 2014 at 22:04

  68. who said you cannot teach an old dog new tricks?!

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    January 14, 2014 at 22:35

  69. I have learned so much about unconditional love, living in the moment, playing while old, and never forgetting to eat my dinner, from our dogs.

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    January 14, 2014 at 23:28

  70. Thanks for this amazing lesson my dear friend!! your dogs are so beautiful.

    wish you a lovely, healthy and very happy new year.

    hugs from, isabella

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    January 14, 2014 at 23:48

  71. Al

    It’s true – we can learn a lot from our dogs. And they make for great photos, too!

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    January 15, 2014 at 01:46

  72. This year, I should try more to be silly😀

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    January 15, 2014 at 07:09

  73. The water is really beautiful and the dog is smart.

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    January 15, 2014 at 13:43

  74. They are so playful!

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    January 15, 2014 at 13:56

  75. They can teach unconditional love and how to have fun!

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    January 15, 2014 at 17:26

  76. The are so loverly, Lady Fi!!
    I love it so very much… :-))
    Warm greetings Anna

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    January 15, 2014 at 17:30

  77. JM

    How wonderful! Love all shots.

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    January 15, 2014 at 19:00

  78. they really are able to have fun.🙂

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    January 15, 2014 at 20:56

  79. they can indeed, kitties too! love this photo.🙂

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    January 15, 2014 at 21:52

  80. wonderful, wonderful, wonderful photos. You have really captured the heart of a dog

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    January 16, 2014 at 00:26

  81. Rahul

    Agree Lady Fi, we have a lot to learn from the animals:)

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    January 16, 2014 at 04:33

  82. Very wise advice, and I love the pictures. Never can get tired of looking at pictures of dogs.

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    January 16, 2014 at 21:12

  83. Excellent lessons beautifully illustrated. They’re both so good looking!

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    January 17, 2014 at 00:42

  84. semplicemente meravigliosi!!!!!!!!!!

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    January 17, 2014 at 01:10

  85. this two are always testing new waters.

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    January 17, 2014 at 13:35

  86. Oscar and Company is always a delight to see!🙂

    Your dogs always remind «Louis» of another happy retriever, Kelly.

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    January 17, 2014 at 13:58

  87. Love a little silliness each day.. almost a necessity Fiona🙂 You do live in the most photogenic environment🙂 Oscar is as fabulous as always.

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    January 17, 2014 at 18:02

  88. They are pretty and loving darlings!

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    January 18, 2014 at 00:28

  89. Dogs are so wise…and Oscar is one of the wisest!

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    January 19, 2014 at 02:08

  90. Wonderful shots of the dogs, the second photo is my favorite

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    January 19, 2014 at 09:09

  91. oh superbe ce plongeon au premier cliché

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    January 20, 2014 at 08:26

  92. I love this! Your dogs are beautiful and you show their good looks and wonderful personalities in these lovely photos.

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    January 24, 2014 at 15:51

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