I have a small dog that I lived with for the past 8 years of my life. Although as a nine year old, I was excited to bring home this small puppy, looking at my old grumpy dog right now makes me regret ever begging my parents to bring home this once lovable puppy. My dog and I struggled to live under the same roof as she would grow angry at just the sight of me walking by. However, there are viable lessons that I have learned from this grumpy dog of mine.
When my dog was a puppy, she had belonged to my tennis coach who was no longer able to take care of my dog once she moved into an apartment. Once I took my dog in, I used to bring my excited friends over after telling them all about my new pet. When a friend of mine saw my dog she realized my dog used to be her aunt’s dog. In this way I found out that one of my closest friends was the niece of my tennis coach. My dog showed me that it is a small world we live in and we should value each relationship we make. We never know when a stranger we pass by can become one of our best friends.
The second thing I learned from my dog is to be confident and loyal. Even though my dog may not always act kind and lovable towards me, whenever a stranger comes into our house my dog believes it is her duty to protect our family. When my dad would come home after having a drink with his co-workers I would remember seeing him lie down next to my dog telling her how she is the most loyal member in our family. If you are loyal to others, you will receive loyalty. The next is confidence. When I would take my dog out for walks, she would always have her chest held high and have a confident stride with those tiny legs of hers. Even when a large dog or person would stomp by, she would continue to walk confidently. I learned that like my dog I should walk confidently towards my dreams though there may be people or things that try to put me down.
The third lesson I learned was to be aggressive. Whenever I call my dog’s name, her...
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