Down Dogisms

RU - Wise, Kind, Old, Grandfather, Cocker Spaniel

RU - Wise, Kind, Old, Grandfather, Cocker Spaniel drinkin' espresso in the Pacific Northwest

Rudy, aka “The RU – the wise, kind, old, grandfather cocker spaniel” has been everywhere man, seen everything, and learned much… hence the “wise” past of his name.  Here, The RU gently offers his teachings… knowing that if you can learn to love like a dog… you will have learned the secret of life.

Lesson 1 – “When you exhale… relax. When you inhale… relax. Learn to relax.”  Bhuda channeling thru The RU

Lesson 2 – “Be where you are as you are already there.” Bryan Kest channeling thru The RU

Lesson 3 – “To understand the currents of a river, he who wishes to know the truth must
enter the water” Sri Nisargadatta Channeling the The RU

Lesson 4 – “I have a simple philosophy: Fill what’s empty. Empty what’s full. Scratch where it itches”  Alice Roosevelt Longworth channeling The RU

Lesson 5 – “Not all wisdom is deep.  Some floats all around us.  We must simply learn to see.” The RU

Lesson 6 – “Do not ask, ‘who am I to live my dreams’, ask instead, ‘who am I not to?'”   The RU

Lesson 7 – “The miracle is not to fly in the air, or to walk on the water, but to walk on the earth.”  Chinese Proverb

Lesson 8 – “Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with.”  The RU Channeling Mark Twain

Lesson 9 – “I have learned so much from God that I can no longer call myself a Christian, a Hindu, a Muslim, a Buddhist, a Jew.”  Hafiz

Lesson 10 – “You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present.” The U Channeling Jan Glidewell

Lesson 11 “I wish you a very good journey to an unknown you’ve never seen.” The RU Channeling Pieter V. Admiraal


It is said that we make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.  Since The RU and his friends of the furry persuasion have no pockets, they have decided it is better to give than to receive.

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Tucker Foster


Tuckerism 1 – Be aware of when to hold your tongue, and when to use it.

Tuckerism 2 – Leave room in your schedule for a good nap.

Tuckerism 3 – If it’s not wet and sloppy, it’s not a real kiss



Yukieism 1: Always run to the door to greet the ones you love and show them how much.

Yukieism 2:  A bark is very different than a bite and speaks volumes.

Yukieism 3:  Be vigilant in reminding your “owner” (WE own them, but tell them that) to just wiggle in the grass occasionally and take time to nap in the sunshine.

janis ears up

Janis the Pug

Janisism – “Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.
Kahlil Gibran


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