This excerpt was taken from a book called:
Shut Up, Stop Whining, and
Get a Life,
by Larry Winget.
(The book is not about dogs but it did have this great little statement in it).
If you can start the day without caffeine,
If you can always be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains,
If you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles,
If you can eat the same food every day and be grateful for it,
If you can understand when your loved ones are too busy to give you any time,
If you can overlook it when those you love take it out on you when through no fault of yours, something goes wrong,
If you can take criticism and blame without resentment,
If you can resist treating a rich friend better than a poor friend,
If you can conquer tension without medical help,
If you can relax without liquor,
If you can sleep without the aid of drugs,
If you can honestly say that deep in your heart you have no prejudice against creed, color, religion, gender preference, or politics,
Then you have reached the same level of development as your dog.
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I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive." - Gilda Radner
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