Posted by no2liberals on 10/5/2012 Oct 052012 This is a wonderful post from the Archdiocese of Washington: Scripture says little about dogs and when it does it is never flattering. - No, strangely, I cannot find one Scripture that speaks well of dogs. - And yet, they have been a great gift to me. Such loyalty, such unconditional love. There may have been times in my life when everyone was disgusted with me, even I was disgusted with me. But even on days like that my dog would still run to great me, and curl up next to me; such wonderful, forgiving and uncomplicated creatures. Many will tell you Dog is God spelled backwards. Which makes sense in the respect that one thing we could learn from Dogs is what our relationship with God should be, a master that loves us unconditionally as we seek to please and be near him. Fifteen Things We can Learn from Dogs: 1. Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joy ride. 2. Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy. 3. When loved ones come home, always run to greet them. 4. Let others know when theyve invaded your territory 5. Take naps and stretch before rising. 6. Run, romp, and play daily. 7. Eat with gusto and enthusiasm. 8. Be loyal. 9. If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it. 10. When someone is having a bad day, be silent. Sit close by and nuzzle them gently. 11. Thrive on attention and let people touch you. 12. Avoid biting when a simple growl will do. 13. When youre happy, dance around and wag your entire body. 14. No matter how often youre scolded, dont buy into the guilt thing and pout . run right back and make friends 15. Delight in the simple joys of a long walk.