Monday, January 5, 2009

Business Lessons I Learned from My Dogs

In honor of "Marley & Me", I thought I'd let you in on the business lessons that I learned from my dogs (the current one and those who have gone on to doggie heaven):
  1. No matter how small you are, act like a BIG Dog.
  2. Always be loyal to the ones who fill your food and water bowls.
  3. Greet people with a happy wag.
  4. Once you sink your teeth into a project, don't let go until it's done.
  5. Protect your territory.
  6. Protect your people.
  7. Don't bark unless there is a real need.
  8. Be patient with people. They don't always understand what it is you want.
  9. Don't leave a mess where people can step in it.
  10. Howling all night at the moon only wastes energy.
  11. You're not a squirrel, so don't chase after them. They can climb trees and you can't.
  12. Stay clear of cats. They have claws.
  13. If you get scolded, don't sulk. Just get on with life.
  14. If you don't expect anything from anyone, you'll never be disappointed; and if you get something, it's a treat.
  15. Try to make people laugh every now and then. They'll love you for it.
  16. Sniff things out before jumping in all the way.
  17. Take time to play.
  18. Take time to nap.