Advice From a Dog

My little Gracie Lou had her 8th birthday on Monday!!! Where in the hell has the time gone? It seems like just yesterday I brought home the cutest puppy on the entire planet who was tripping over her own ears.

Gracie has some advice to share with you today. She is very wise, I would listen up!

Hello there blog land. First, I want to take the time to thank all of you for agreeing with me on Monday….daylight savings time is NOT my friend.

I have been around for 8 years. While that doesn’t seem like a long time to you humans….I am considered a “senior” in dog world. I deny the term senior. Pay no attention to the white fur around my face. That is just signs of wisdom, ok?! My mommy says all the time that I am very much a puppy at heart. Just not in the mornings.

This leads me to my first piece of advice. Sleepy time is very important. Make sure you are getting enough!

If you take away nothing else from me, remember this: Always be excited when you see your loved ones! Let them know they were missed! I spend 9 hours a day Monday-Friday waiting for my humans to come home. It is the highlight of my day when they walk in the house! I make sure I let them know too!

You can never have too many snuggles.

There is nothing quite like a clean basket of laundry to relax you.

Master the sad puppy face. It works every time.

Share with others.

This reminds me…I need to work on sharing with Mac. He hasn’t quite figured out how to yet. Exhibit A: A toy taken right out of my mouth. Rude!

If you want something, you have to ask!

Take time to understand the beauty in mother nature.

No matter how annoying your family might be, they are all you have. Watch after them. I love my little brother Mac. He might steal my toys and bully me around…but I always look out for him.

DVR it people, life is short and ain’t nobody got time for commercials!

If you see bunny ears coming to wards you, run! (Thanks for taking one for the team, Mac.)

Enjoy a beautiful, sunny day!

Make time for the things you enjoy. Me? I prefer to hunt and slay dinosaurs. It is a big job, but someone has to do it!

A hug will make anything better.

Just a few more things, scoot in close and listen up!

If you don’t like something, shit on it. Cover it up, and move on!

Be loyal. Always.

Learn new tricks.

Never pass up the opportunity for a fun car ride!

You don’t always have to bite, sometimes just a growl will do.

If you really want something and it is buried deep, just keep digging!

If you get really excited, it is ok to run around and shake your entire body!!! Just dance!

Now if you all would excuse me, I have some wet food to go wolf down! (get it?!) I love birthday week!

Jade and Oak

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  • Reply Joey March 13, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    This was really adorable and well done!! That Gracie sure is a wise one 🙂

  • Reply SMD @ Life According to Steph March 13, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    Great advice Gracie! Happy belated birthday!

  • Reply Ashley March 13, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    Happy Birthday Gracie!!!!

  • Reply Stephanie March 13, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    Aw happy birthday Gracie! You are too adorable!

  • Reply Rachelle March 13, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    Oh, there are no words for how sweet this post is! Gracie is very wise, I wonder if Mac takes any of her advice? I’m so glad we can rely on Gracie to slay the big dinosaurs for us, we’re so much safer for it 🙂 But seriously, that toy is almost as big as she is! LOL

  • Reply Kristen March 13, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    It could be that I am really hormonal right now…but this post made me tear up! 🙂 Super sweet! Happy Birthday to your precious fur baby!

  • Reply Kelli March 13, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    I’m with ya on the clean basket of laundry, I always want to curl up in them too!

    Happy Birthday Gracie!!

  • Reply Darby Hawley March 13, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    No kidding, that is one wise pup!!!!!! I’m lovin’ all of these sweet puppy pictures 🙂

  • Reply Amanda March 13, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    Bahahahah… Gracie, you give very good advice! You need an advice column! ;P

  • Reply jackie March 13, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    aww love this! and love that the white whiskers = wisdom. my dogs love sitting in a basket of warm clean laundry too haha. thanks for linking up! 🙂

  • Reply brooke lyn March 13, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    no such thing as too many puppy snuggles!

  • Reply Amanda Elizabeth March 13, 2014 at 11:48 pm

    This is cutest stinkin post! Happy Birthday Gracie! Cover it up and move on….best advice I’ve heard in a while 😉

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