10 Character Lessons from a Special Guest

Hi Bella here. I’m the furry one.

My mistress is exhausted because she spent yesterday entertaining little miss, so… I volunteered to do this post.

I saw that my kissing cousin, Simba, did one for Kav last week, and have wanted to try my paw at it ever since.

Then I saw that a little dog was even at the Oscars, and actually spoke. People are finally realizing that we have lots of important lessons to teach! 

Now you’ve probably read some version of these lessons around cyberspace before, but honest (cause I can’t even cross my toes to tell a lie like all my mistress’s heroes do in their undercover work) I really live this stuff.

#1 Eat with gusto and enthusiasm…rubber boots, hubcaps, vinyl siding…it’s all good!

#2 No matter how often you’re scolded, run right back and be friends. Guilt trips are for cats.

#3 When you’re happy, dance around and wag your entire body.

#4 When a loved one comes home, run to greet them.

#5 Delight in the simple pleasure of a long walk.

#6 Be obedient…when it’s in your best interest.

#7 Avoid biting when a growl will do.

#8 Romp and play daily and take plenty of naps.

#9 Never pass up the opportunity for a joyride.

#10 When someone is having a tough day, sit close by and nuzzle them gently…and offer to write their blog. “grin”

Your Turn: How’d I do?

Oops, my mistress said I need a better question than that. How about…

What have you learned from a dog, or cat (since I know not everyone likes my species, but c’mon…
my mistress’s cat sits on the couch and waits for me to walk by so it can swat me. What’s with that?

I’m a good dog. I don’t lie on the couch. I, um, took a bite out of it once, but I’ve NEVER lied on it. lain? laideded? I can’t figure out your grammar. Anyway, thanks for reading this far. Hope you have a woofing good day!


  • LOL. Guilt trips are for cats. LOL. Amen, sistah!!!! Great blog Bella, I’ll have to let Simba log on and read it later. I’m at work now and he’s busy guarding the house from squirrels. Do you have that problem in your area? Man, you can’t turn around but there’s another squirrel just jeering and egging poor ol’ Simba on.

    So — I’ve learned A LOT from dogs — you’re such an evolved species, you know? Enjoying a good nap is an important one. And the physical benefits of stretching. Oh — and walking! Who knew there was so much in the world to be thankful for? I didn’t until I started walking with dogs! Y’all notice everything! And you could write a book about loyalty! Even when the water dish is empty. Wowser bowser. Oh yeah — and a good howl is a real stress-buster. Phew, I could go on but I have to get to work now. Have a good day, Bella, and take it easy on your mistress today. No chewing on the couch! But if you were visiting my house I’d let you lie on it. 🙂

    • I guard against coyotes. 🙂 Howl right back at them when they get going at night. We’ve had a pretty red cardinal trying to break into the kitchen window the last week or so, but I saw my mistress get mad at the cat for going after it, so I leave it alone.

      I’d love to lie on your couch! And I promise I wouldn’t chew it. I’m grown up now, so I don’t do that anymore. I’m gonna tell my mistress about howling being a good stress-buster. So true! And stretching, yup, she needs to do that, too. 🙂 ~Bella

Great to "see" you here today! I look forward to reading your comment.