"If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience."
Dogs have it made! They lay around all day, doing not much of anything and have us, their care-takers to make sure their lives are good. Walks when they want them, go outside and chase squirrels when the moment calls, eat their food when they please, etc.
My thought regarding this, other than my own jealousy at not being brought in to the world as a dog ( Ha... :-) ), is that we could learn a thing or two from our "man's best friend." First, they love unconditionally and I know that all of us could benefit from some unconditional love from time to time. Who wouldn't. Secondly, the live their lives in the moment. If something happens, they get excited. If something doesn't happen, it's not like they get in a huge uproar about it. Point being, complications aren't really an issue with dogs because they don't really have them. My whole idea with creating this blog was to find simplicity and peace in my life through streamlining it. Finding the basic needs and obligations and sticking to them. It seems that a dogs life is all about this.
This is not mentioning the fact that dogs get about 14-16 hours of sleep a day. We could all use more sleep. Maybe not that much, but definitely more.
Oh to be a dog. :-)