Are You as Good As Your Dog?


  • If you can start the day without caffeine or pep pills
  • If you can be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains.
  • If you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles
  • If you can eat the same food every day and be grateful for it
  • If you can understand when loved ones are too busy to give you time
  • If you can overlook when people take things out on you, when through no fault of your own, something goes wrong
  • If you can take criticism and blame without resentment
  • If you can face the world without lies and deceit
  • If you can conquer tension without medical help
  • If you can relax without liquor
  • If you can sleep without the aid of drugs,

…Then, you are almost as good as your dog.

Airedale Terrier Rescue and Adoption Newsletter, March 1998