Ever wondered why dogs are always so content?
It doesn’t really matter how the weather is, whether it’s raining, hot or terribly cold, if it’s sunny or chilly, if the stock market just crashed or it’s thriving, whether you are thin, heavy, tall or short, whether you have the latest iPhone or not. Thinking from a dog perspective, nothing matters in life except three things: food, companionship (definitely yours) and sleep. I believe the way dogs live their lives, it is the simplest and the most beautiful of ways one can look at it.
A completely new perspective of thinking from a dog perspective
When I am down and low, I often look at my dog and wonder what’s going inside the mutt’s head. Well, dad says there isn’t anything more than an occasional Scooby Doo sounding in its head, but I like to think that there’s something different and perhaps my mutt is thinking. Well, there are reasons as to why I believe this.
My dog has proved to be quite smart when it was needed the most. It runs outside, squats for seconds, and then runs back inside to me and it knows it’ll score a biscuit. Well, it certainly doesn’t know that I can’t be fooled into thinking it got done with the business outside in just few seconds but then again, I look at the innocent doggy-face and I let myself be fooled. And that too big time!
Dogs are the happiest by nature. They’re also patient. That’s what I have learned from my experience with them. They only crave our companionship. My dog sits patiently by the front door, all day long, while I am at work, waiting for the moment I walk in. People who say dogs can’t tell time actually have their heads in the sand. My mutt has herself parked outside the gate every day at the same time and doesn’t go back inside until I show up. Well, the only exception is when my dad’s already home and he has given dinner to him, so I don’t find him waiting for me. Yeah, I know even I stand no competition with the vittles.
But the point here is, dogs are the happiest when they are spending time with their humans, even if it’s just swimming, running or even hanging out on the living room couch. This happy dog often makes me wonder, why can’t we enjoy time with people we love anymore? Why is there a need for commotion? Why can’t we enjoy anything with peace? Thinking from a dog perspective, our human companions should be enough to make us smile and be content, isn’t it?
Well, the point of the story is, if you find yourself in a tizzy over one thing or the other next time, and it’s something really very stupid, take a step back for a second. Look at it, as if you were thinking from a dog perspective. Can you gulp it down? Can you play with it? Can you sleep on it or perhaps with it? If you can’t do any of the above things, then start thinking from a dog perspective for a while and do what every dog does with its problems: pee on it and then walk away.