Little Lessons I Learned from My Dogs

Monday, May 18, 2015

Living with three rambunctious dogs can be a lot of fun, but it also comes with a few challenges. Despite frequent vacuuming and sweeping, there is always excessive dirt and hairballs looming around every corner. There are usually paw prints and dog hair on my clothes, and it never fails that if I wear white pants they will immediately get pounced on.

I get really embarrassed by the constant muddy paw-prints, fur, and dirt tracks. I also get frustrated when the dogs are too hyper. But truth be told, between me, Taylor, and the dogs, our house has more love than most households will ever experience. I am so thankful for the love we experience each day and I have had to realize that my life is not determined by dirt.

But the joys of my dog-daughters far out-weigh the frustrations that come along with it. In fact, there are certain life-lessons that I have learned through my three adorable poochies.

Lessons Learned

1.) Life is not measured by the cleanliness of a house, but by how loved those       in it have been.

2.) Dog-licks are not a proper substitute for facial cleanser.

3.) I am only important if I have food that I am willing to share.

4.) Speaking of sharing... it is important that I always share!

5.) There is no such thing as personal space.

6.) I will never be as awesome as my dogs think I am.

7.) I will never be as cute as a wirey-haired Irish Wolfhound, a green-eyed sweetie of a Pitt Bull, or a beautifully regal Blue Tick hound ;)

Can you relate? What "important" things have you learned from your pets?


  1. I was just talking to my sister about this yesterday! Dogs make the world go round! Amen to the dog kisses though .. my dog thinks I love it unfortunately haha.

  2. Don't wait until the last minute to find a bathroom.

  3. I love dogs because of their positivity! They're my favorite animal. <3 I wholeheartedly agree with you on these life lessons!

  4. I've also learned that we're needed as pet parents! When we had two sweet rats, they would be clinging to the cage to see us when we got home. We knew when they were hungry and when they wanted to hang out with us. It is a precious thing to be needed and to turn around a care for our beloved pets in turn. Thanks for sharing your experiences!