As my Facebook friends and Instagram followers can attest to, the majority of the photos I post are of my English bulldog, Chesney. He is my shotgun rider (except in the Porsche, which he is forbidden from riding in), the head of office security at Tony Schwartz Productions, a chick magnet, and the living definition of man’s best friend. Not to mention incredibly loyal, and excruciatingly patient as he awaits my return home on event days.
For no real reason other than why the hell not, here are ten life lessons my dog has taught me:
- Go totally insane with joy every time a loved one comes home.
- One hour of physical activity a day is a requirement.
- Ten to fifteen minute “play breaks” lead to greater productivity afterwards.
- Protect those that are smaller, weaker, and unable to defend themselves.
- There is nothing wrong with a mid-day power nap. Or two. (Three’s pushing it, though.)
- Greet strangers with a smile.
- Good food is fuel for the body, and water is the only beverage you need.
- Love unconditionally without judgment.
- Trips to Grandma and Grandpa’s house are the best.
- If it ain’t fun, it ain’t worth doing!