Before we introduce this interesting story on personity traits that our pets can teach us, a quick word. Today we are introducing our first guest blog and blogger. Our objective is simply to expand our blog subjects for our readers and to introduce other small businesses from our area. Our first blogger is Mike Schoultz who runs a local Marketing Agency in Merritt Island, Digital Spark Marketing. We use Mike as a senior advisor on both business and marketing and find his advice top notch. We highly recommend him.
Now on to his story and neat video.
The two most powerful things in existence: a kind word and a thoughtful gesture.
– Ken Langone
Do you remember your experiences with your pet dog when you were growing up? Our family always had a dog, so I remember many such occasions and they were all great memories. There is a world of personality traits that you teach your pet and usually even more they can teach you.
We love great stories about pets, especially when there are special meanings behind them. That is especially true when the story also involves learning. It has since become one of our all-time favorites on learning … simple but very thoughtful and with great meaning.
Before we describe the personality traits that your pet can teach you, we want to share a great, short video about a little boy and his dog. Watch carefully and you will see the learning exchange between the two. Count how many personality traits you notice.
This story, and no doubt there are many more like this in one way or another, showcase love, loyalty, service and companionship of both our beloved canine companions and their families.
If a dog was able to be your mentor he would choose to teach you the following personalities he demonstrates on most days:
Hold no grudges
Avoid biting, when a simple growl will do.
When loved ones come home, always happily go to meet them and show them how happy you are to see them.
Show your happiness
When you’re happy show it. Show your happiness even when you’re not happy.
Enjoy the ride
Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.
Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy.
Above all show your patience to all those trying times around you.
When it is in your best interest (most of the time), practice obedience.
When you need your space and privacy, let others know when they’ve crowding you.
Never neglect a short nap when you have a few open minutes.
Always stretch well before moving out.
Run, romp, and be playful at least once per day,
Thrive on attention and let people touch and show their love.
Enjoy every minute
On warm days stop to lie on your back on the grass.
Take care of yourself
On hot days drink lots of water and lay under a shady tree. Rest when it is needed.
No matter how often you get in trouble, ignore the guilt and pouting … bounce back and act as nothing has happened. But learn from your lesson if you can.
Enjoy the little things
Delight in the simple joy of a long walk or a game of catch. All the little things are all around you.
Eat with gusto and enthusiasm … stop when you have had enough.
Never pretend to be something you’re not. Always demonstrate gratitude to those who are kind and loving.
If what you are looking for is difficult to find, dig deep until it is found. Have lots of persistence.
When someone is having a bad day, learn when to be silent and when to sit back, but be close. Give a warm nuzzle when you can.
So how many personality traits did you count? Great little video wasn’t it?
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Mike Schoultz is the founder of Digital Spark Marketing, a digital marketing and customer service agency. With 40 years of business experience, he blogs on topics that relate to improving the performance of your business. Find them on G+, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
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