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By Paul Gregutt
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The Cookie Chronicles | Chapter 24-Zen & the art of dog-ness

Life Lessons from Cookie

 

December 10, 2020

Is this dog-ma

It has become exceptionally clear over the years that as much as we give of ourselves to Cookie in terms of time, love, and care, she will always out-give us. It's the nature of her dog-ness, the core of her being.

When a dog feels secure and locked into a regular, dependable, and quite pleasant routine, there is more opportunity to expand and grow past the basic animal concerns for food, shelter, and safety. A dog who spends her days without fear is a dog that will instinctively want more playtime. A dog who is rarely left alone will always want to hang with her humans. A dog who knows she...



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