10 Things My Dog Taught Me That Made It Possible for Me to Get Married: Lesson 10

An excerpt from Dog Is My Co-Pilot, from the editors of The Bark

Lesson #10: Everything is forgivable, every moment contains eternity, and loving unconditionally doesn't mean you are a self-annihilating fool.

Dante is lying here with me on the brand-new couch as I write this. We decided to try to keep dog paws off of this couch for at least a month, and here, on day two, Dante is obliging by dozing on his back with all three feet straight up in the air.

I ask him for a story that goes with lesson #10, and he says in his Zen-ish way that there isn't one story that goes with this rule because they all do. He says that lesson #10 is what every dog has been trying to teach every human since the very beginning of time.

Celebrate the dog you love now!

Reprinted from Dog Is My Co-Pilot, from the editors of The Bark © 2003 Permission granted by Crown Publishers.

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