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.