What we can learn from dogs


Yesterday as I was driving my son home from swimming, I saw a woman walking two dogs. One was a Labrador-size canine, one was terrier shape. I saw them from behind and they both had their tails up, waving happy flags. My heart lifted at the sight.

And today, our own dog derived huge excitement from the mundane process of defrosting the freezer. You can watch, you can stick your nose in, you can eat bits of ice off the floor. It was clearly the best thing that had happened to him since breakfast – which is always a huge event, even though it is the same old healthy pellets every time.

So today’s lesson is – try to live in the moment, the way dogs do.