Sunday, March 24, 2013

"Inner Peace"

If you can start the day without caffeine,

If you can always be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains,

If you can eat the same food every day and be grateful for it,

If you can resist complaining and
 boring people with your troubles,

If you can understand when your loved
 ones are 
too busy 
to give you any time,

If you can take criticism and
 blame without resentment,

If you can conquer tension
 without medical help,

If you can sleep without the aid of drugs,

If you can relax without alcohol…



...then you are probably
The Family Dog!


~Author & Photo Unknown~


*In honour of our dogs,
all beyond the Rainbow Bridge.*

45 comments:

  1. Well, THIS definitely is the truth! LOL. Loved the words AND the accompanying picture. My dogs said Woof Woof in agreement.

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  2. Well this is spot on isn't it. Dogs rock and then some. I know ours is one special girl.

    Have a terrific day. ☺

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    1. Yes, dogs rock. Even Chloe Jo loves them!

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  3. Hahaha! I was scrolling/reading slowly, and nodding in agreement. I nearly spit water out my nose when I got to the end! :)

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    1. Well, I am glad you survived! It is a good one, though!

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  4. Loved this. Was wondering who the heck can do all that????? Now I know!

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  5. Love it! As I was reading it I was waiting for it to end with something profound. And I reckon it did. :)

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  6. Brilliant! I have always said that my dog has it made!

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    1. Dogs do appreciate things, I must say.

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  7. Hilarious! You caught me by surprise!

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  8. I love this, it is so true. Cats on the other hand will let you know in no uncertain terms if they are displeased.
    That picture is just too funny!

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    1. I agree. Cats are a bit less tolerant, in general.

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  9. Definitely my son's chihuahua Odie fits. add a great foot warmer

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    1. See? It all works out, if you are a dog!

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  10. I am doglike in my fairly newly decaffeinated life. My GERD goes all spazzy on me if I drink coffee. I've become darn near a teetotaler for the same reason. Can't say I don't ever complain about the aches and pains, though!
    Ah, middle age.

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  11. I laughed so hard at this, I woke up my husband, who crashed early. It was worth it. He got up, saw the Lotus Dog, and laughed himself back to sleep. Thanks, McG! Amy

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  12. sorry....I gave up caffeine for 4 years and am drinking it again and no way am I giving it up again...and you are right...that is the family DOG or CAT! :)

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    1. No, cats are much less tolerant and more persistent when they feel neglected. Dogs will go with the flow much more easily. At least that is our experience with rescue and pets. It seems most agree. But, that is what makes them equally lovable...they are two sides of the story. I love them both!

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  13. Oh my gosh, how true and how wonderful. I love it.

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  14. I don't speak woof ... and in fact I don't speak anything, as you know, until I have had my first (but not last) cup of coffee. So, I guess that means I am not the family dog ... Izzi agrees :)

    Andrea

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  15. haha OMG how true! such a wonderful write ... I cant stop smiling at this reality! :-)

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  16. Omigosh I love this! I do, however, have a dog who complains about everything. I swear if that dog could speak I'd be out of my mind. If he's trying to nap and you disturb him by having a conversation he'll moan and groan so loud and so long. It's hilarious.

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