Inner Peace

If  you can start the day without caffeine,

If you  can always 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 your loved  ones are too busy to give you any time,

If you can take criticism and  blame without resentment   ,

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  Probably   ………


               The  Family Dog!

InnerPeace dog

Thanks Janet B


13 thoughts on “Inner Peace”

  1. This poem was originally Author Unknown and called Your almost as good as your dog. These words are shortend a bit. But I try to live by this poem daily for my dogs sake. Nice!

  2. Do I also need to be able to crap on the floor and lick my own rear clean? Would that make me awesome too?
    It’s a freakin dog for cryin out loud.
    If dog’s were really that impressive, they’d be able to open a can of dog food, using a can opener and their opposable thumbs. Like me.

    • If we could lick our nether regions we would, and sounds like that “unimpressive” mutt you speak of has you trained to pick up its shit, prep its food, and serve it to him. You loose.

  3. @Steve:

    Wow, you must be a really miserable person. It’s a poem. Chances are, any dog is more awesome than you.

  4. @Steve: It’s meant to be a commentary on the instability of humans, emotionally and physically. The point isn’t that dogs are fantastic, it’s that humans are way too uptight. It’s art.

  5. I enjoyed the comments almost as much as the poem. I think Steve pretty much proved the point of the whole poem!! :)) Way too uptight and serious!

  6. As a girl child of the 1950’s my introduction to anything remotely sexual was reserved until after marriage.
    I married a nice but equally unworldly fellow.
    Our wedding night changed nothing, next day an elderly friend asked about my “experience”, on telling her she said, tell your new husband to watch the Dog at No 27 and the Bitch at No 31 and do what they do.
    A week later she asked, well how did he get on ?
    I told her that after watching the two dogs my husband came into the bedroom that night, sniffed my backside and pee’d up the bed post.

    We can clearly learn an awful lot from dogs !


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