Lessons from my blind rescue dog.
—Wherever you are, find the dog-people.
—The only things in life that matter are people and food. Although not necessarily in that order.
—You learn everything you need to know about a person by the way they talk to you.
—When you are blind, friends are very important. If you hang around the wrong ones, you’ll get lost.
—Food tastes SO good.
—But not broccoli.
—If you do enough of the things that scare you, you won’t be scared of those things anymore.
—Out of all the animals on the earth, humans are the only ones who can be cruel.
—Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, you will end up peeing in the house. So just remember, if you DO pee indoors, try not to walk through your own puddle.
—There is no such thing as a little triumph.
—Being afraid is okay. Everyone gets afraid. But being afraid doesn’t have to slow you down. You can be afraid and be strong at the same time. In fact, sometimes the strongest creatures are also the most
—If you DO, however, walk through your own ginormous puddle of pee, and your feet become wet with puppy urine, whatever you do, DON’T climb onto Dad’s bed with your pee-feet and put your paws on his pillow and root around like you are searching for exotic truffles.
—There is no value in celery.
—Life is far easier if you have a bad memory.
—Follow the voice of someone who loves you and you will be okay.
—The most valuable possession you own is your trust. But trust has a shelf life. So give it to someone fast or it will spoil.
—Children are always nice to blind dogs.
—People in hotels do not like it when you sniff their butts at the communal coffee machine.
—If someone loves you, they will prove it…