Dogs are relatively simple creatures. They eat. They sleep. They play. They fight. They love.
They don’t ask for much but to be loved in return, and their boundless joy at beholding their humans can bring a tear to the eye.
Here are some 10 very fitting lessons our dogs can can teach us about life that we would do well to emulate:
If there’s any creature who would stay with us through good times and bad, its our dogs. They would never leave us, despite being on the verge of death, they remain faithful.
Dogs remain true friends despite our physical deformities, our disgusting habits, our mental illnesses, and our awful attitudes. Even if we curse at them, forget to feed them and bathe them, or generally ignore them, we remain their BFFs for life.
#3. Play. Everyday.
No matter how old they get, a dog will always be up for play, teaching us that getting out of doors and being active is one of lives greatest joys.
#4. Love Unconditionally
When dogs love, they love til the end. It doesn’t matter if you’re the world’s most hateful human being, your dog will still leap with joy when you get home and slobber all over you with affection.
#5. Don’t Judge Anybody
Dogs don’t take one look at your ugly mug and turn their backs. They don’t scoff at your race, or your religion, the amount of cash in your wallet, or even if you’re homeless living under a bridge. A dog doesn’t make up its mind about you based on the many characteristics we humans use to judge the people around us.
That’s for sure. Life is short, says our dog. Let’s live it to the fullest and give everyone a healthy dose of joy and happiness wherever we go.
#7. Accept Yourself
It doesn’t matter if they stink, if they’re disabled, or if they’re suffering from some sort of physical deformities, dogs embrace life they same way they embrace you and everything else around them – with acceptance.
No matter how bad you hurt your dog, be it their physical selves or their feelings, they always forgive you without reservations, and even offer themselves up for you to do as you please.
#9. Don’t Change
Mood swings, attitude changes, a bipolar disorder? Your dog doesn’t know the meaning of those, and will remain the same furry friend your brought home from the puppy farm, from the pet shop, from the pound, or from a rescue situation.
That little French bulldog who defended her home from two large marauding bears, that’s courage. That dog that pushes you away from danger, or comes between you and someone trying to hurt you, that’s courage. That dog that pulled you out of your burning home, that’s courage. Every single time.
Don’t you just wish you were like your dog?
Biker Begs for Life After A Herd of Elephants Corner Him
The sound of the motorbike apparently agitated the herd.
An unidentified biker was seen begging for his life after a herd of wild elephants cornered him at Khao Yai National Park.
In the video below, a man was spotted attempting to drive past a herd of elephants. The largest, believed to be the matriarch, suddenly charged at him prompting the rest of the herd to do the same.
Surprisingly, the biker just stood next to his bike and bowed to the elephants as a sign of respect.
This Elephant and Her Caretaker’s Goodbye After 20 Years Together Will Bring Tears to Your Eyes
All goodbyes are bittersweet.
Shirley, the elephant, was once trapped in the Louisiana Purchase Zoo as part of the circus. Spending more than twenty years away from other elephants, she, however, received care from Solomon James.
For more than two decades, Shirley and Solomon developed a very close bond that separation would mean breaking both their hearts. However, it was inevitable, and Solomon knew that Shirley would need to be with other elephants soon.
In 2003, the zoo finally agreed to release Shirley to the Elephant Sanctuary where she could be with other elephants. It was a sad separation for Shirley and Solomon as they finally had to say goodbye for good.
Watching These Dogs on Wheel Carts Enjoy Playing Fetch is Absolutely Heartwarming
There’s no stopping these dogs on wheelcarts!
A heartwarming video of dogs in wheel carts made rounds on social media in 2014. Rina, and her other disabled dog friends, can't help but enjoy playing fetch with their owner Gritta Goetz.
You see, Rina was once a victim of abuse as she was used by her old owners as a target in Bulgaria. About 20 bullets were removed from her body and two of those bullets were inoperable as they were stuck in her spinal canal. Since then, she started using a wheel cart so she could walk.
It was not an easy recovery for Rina, and it took a year before she went out of her safe box. However, today, Rina is now playful and fearless, and she enjoys playing fetch with the other dogs Gritta has rehabilitated.
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