Things we can learn from a dog

  • Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.
  • Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy.
  • When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
  • When it's in your best interest, practice obedience.
  • Let others know when they've invaded your territory.
  • Take naps and stretch before rising.
  • Eat with gusto and enthusiasm.
  • Be loyal.
  • Never pretend to be something you're not.
  • When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by and nuzzle them gently.
  • Thrive on attention and let people touch you.
  • Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.
  • On hot days, drink lots of water and lay under a shady tree.
  • When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire body.
  • No matter how often you're scolded, don't buy into the guilt thing and pout -- run right back and make friends.
  • Bond with your pack.
  • Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.

Vocabulary Help

  • joyride - passeio
  • wind - vento
  • fresh air - ar fresco
  • naps - sonecas
  • stretch - alongar
  • rise (rise, rose, risen) - levantar
  • gusto - vontade
  • loyal - leal
  • pretend - fingir
  • sit close by - sente-se junto (a ele)
  • nuzzle - cutucar com o focinho
  • bite - morder
  • growl - rosnado
  • will do - ser suficiente, adequado
  • drink (drink, drank, drunk) - beber
  • shady tree - árvore frondosa, com bastante sombra
  • wag - balançar, abanar
  • scold - repreender
  • guilt - culpa
  • bond - ligar-se, associar-se
  • delight - aproveitar, deliciar-se
  • joy - prazer
  • long walk - longa caminhada

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