Teacher’s Pet

Animals are our greatest teachers by far, simply because they live in the moment. They prompt us to be more present by taking in our surroundings…to be kinder to ourselves as well as others and grateful for life’s many blessings.

When I find myself veering off into the future or obsessing over the past, all I need to do is observe nature reminding me to lighten up, or else I’ll miss the day.

Life’s short, and at the end of it we don’t want to say to those at our bedside, “Dammit all…I missed it. ”

images-8 We need to give thanks more…

images-4 and watch the sunrise.

images-7 Be more patient with those who are different from us

images-2 and pay attention to what they have to say.

images-10 We could be kinder by reading to others,

images-3 bringing them flowers

images-12 or inviting them out for a swim.

images-6 We can spend more time with our parents since they won’t always be there,

images-5 and remember to tell our little ones how much they’re loved.

images-1 We’d be wise to slow our pace by taking it easy

images-11 and treating ourselves to something special, like a new hat,

images shoes

images or a great lunch.

images-8 We could take up a hobby like fishing

Knitting-Kitty-domestic-animals-2461772-226-197-1 or knitting and learn to play an instrument

images-2 such as the flute

images-3 or bass guitar.

images-7 How bout offering to babysit so a mom

images-2 can have the night off to maybe

images-95 get her hair done.

images-5Let’s make new friends

images-8 and forgive our enemies.

images-10 Help the needy

images-7 so they’ll be less afraid.


images-11 be loyal

get-attachmentand ADOPT.


All pictures Google Images except the last…courtesy of Jennifer Panton…United Action For Animals.


About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Amazon.com. Thanks.
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18 Responses to Teacher’s Pet

  1. micklively says:

    That advice I need to take. Thanks Susannah.


  2. Ah Susannah, you and your adorable animal pictures and great life lessons. 🙂 It would be hard to have a bad day looking at these (not that I am having a bad day, just saying).


  3. katecrimmins says:

    OMG! My heart is breaking! Someone needs to adopt that dog!


    • Someone did…she had a brother too and they both got great homes. I used the picture because there are so many more like her. Her name is Bella by the way and sweet doesn’t do her justice 🙂


  4. skinnyuz2b says:

    Susannah, I love, love, love your captions. Of course, I love the photos, too. My favorite photo is the one on patience. When I go to a zoo, I spend the majority of my time watching the primates.


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