10 Life Lessons My Dog Taught Me

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Your Enemy Can Also Be Your Best Friend

Dog and a cat sleeping

I walked into the living room and found Scout curled up on the couch with the cat, Murphy, their foreheads touching.  They were sound asleep. Just a half hour earlier, they'd had a wrestling match that involved overturned furniture, loud yelps, and frightening moments when the Murphy's entire head was in Scout's mouth.

Dogs and cats are supposed to be natural enemies, but for all their fighting, Scout and Murphy have learned to tolerate and enjoy each other's company. Wouldn't it be nice if humans followed their example? Rather than focusing on our differences, we should take time to know other people, even those who look and think differently from us. We might have a lot more in common than we thought.

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