really important stuff my dog has taught me by cynthia copeland

Really Important Stuff My Dog Has Taught Me

by Cynthia Copeland

Spaniels completely covered with snow—“There’s no such thing as ‘bad’ weather.”

Happy dogs sleeping, one on top of the other— “Sometimes you need a pillow. Sometimes you are the pillow."

The bulldog headfirst in her food bowl—“Every meal is THE BEST MEAL EVER.”

Cynthia L. Copeland has a gift for discovering these sorts of simple, timeless lessons. She did it successfully when her children were younger with Really Important Stuff My Kids Have Taught Me. Now she distills all-new wisdom garnered from her lifelong love of dogs.

Really Important Stuff My Dog Has Taught Me is tender, funny, warm, and utterly inspiring. Pairing an irresistible photograph with just the right sentiment, every adorable page delivers a life lesson that appeals as much to our hearts as our minds. It reminds us again and again of what’s important, like love: “Be there when others need you;” Compassion: “Even the smallest act of kindness matters;” Perseverance: “Keep going until you find your way home;" A healthy sense of self: “Make it squeak until someone pays attention;” Living in the moment: “Scratch where it itches, when it itches;” And that happiness is a choice: “Leap higher than you have to."