Anyone who follows the oopoomoo blog probably knows about our dog, Brando, who starred in several of our photo instructional videos including Proper Use of Zoom Lens for Story-Telling Photos. Brando left us on August 26 for fields filled with ground squirrels, rabbits and jars of peanut butter and no one to tell him ‘leave it’ 😉
Anyone who has had a dog knows how they wag and wiggle their way into your hearts. But even more so dogs teach us important lessons about life and Brando was no exception. Below are twenty life lessons we learned from Brando:
Lesson 1: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially if you only get fed breakfast!
Lesson 2: Be adaptable… where ever you are is the best place to be.
Lesson 3: Be direct, tell people what you need and want.
Lesson 4: Good hygiene is important; keep your privates parts in order!
Lesson 5: Leave your mark every where you go.
Lesson 6: Puppies are annoying but they deserve patience.
Lesson 7: Always stand up for yourself and your ideals.
Lesson 8: Protect the ones you love.
Lesson 9: Only dumb dogs work for free!
Lesson 10: Don’t look a food gift in the mouth.
Lesson 11. Always lick the hand that feeds you.
Lesson 12: Always lick little kids; they are often covered in food residue.
Lesson 13: Parking lots are gold mines for tasty snacks!
Lesson 14: Everything is an opportunity.
Lesson 15: Don’t waste your time with the wrong people!
Lesson 16: Never complain about things you must do for those you love.
Lesson 17: Stop and smell… everything!
Lesson 18: Trust your instincts.
Lesson 19: There is no bad time for a nap (except at breakfast!)
Lesson 20: Be patient; rewards will come your way.
Going forward in our life, we’ll take Brando’s lessons to heart. If your dog has taught you important life lessons, let us know in the comment section below.