Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Rules for a Successful Life

hello, my name is leith, and i'm obsessed with animals.  i can't help it, they're just so much better at life than i am.  what would i do without their endless lessons on living according to the rules?

for example, my dogs have taught me that:
  • not saying hello to a stranger is rude.  if there is someone within a quarter mile radius of you, you should either stop in your tracks and wait for them to approach you, or if you're in a rush you may charge toward their butt for a quick sniff hello.  it's simply common courtesy.
  • never underestimate the kindness of strangers, especially when barbequed meat is involved.
  • poop happens.  do it with dignity and pride.
  • there's no such thing as "ugly".
  • "no" is simply an invitation to act cuter.
  • do whatever the cat tells you.

                                                    and my cats have taught me that:
  • naps are mandatory for sanity.
  • if you're being ignored, just yell more often and twice as loudly.
  • shiny things deserve your immediate, undivided attention.
  • show no fear...unless the doorbell rings.  then the couch or bed are good hiding options.
  • you hold the power to make a man weep and fall to his knees if you keep your nails sharp enough.
  • nothing wakes someone up for breakfast quite as well as a good poke in the eye.


  1. Hahaha, YoU Made Me Chuckle This Morning, Love It (As My doggies are Curled Up UndeR The Blankets Beside Me!

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    1. Me too! Definitely one of my favorites.