Friday, February 11, 2011

Fridays with Fred: Patience

Today’s Friday’s with Fred isn’t just about Fred’s mad skills as a JRT.  I know what you guys probably think – that Fred’s somewhat tortured into doing ridiculous tricks.  Well, I’m here to tell you that is entirely false.  Let me assure you that my dog Fred LOVES to do these tricks.  First of all, he gets treats.  And second, he spends quality time with me. :0)

But that’s not what this post is about today.  No, this post is all about patience.  Fred appears to have this virtue down, right?  Yeah, I’d say he’s pretty darn good at it.  Anyway, after taking this shot, I got to thinking how much little patience I have when it comes to certain things.  And when I see Fred and how perfect his stance and resolve is as he listens for my command “wait”, I wonder…why can’t I be more like that?  It’s an art and clearly Fred has mastered it.  Well, I can tell you I won’t be walking around with a bone on my nose, but I will be reflecting back on this moment often to summon patience for the things worth waiting for.  Patience is another lesson my best friend Fred’s taught me.  What would I do without him?

Enjoy your weekend, everyone!

The Best!
If you miss last week’s Fridays with Fred – you have to check it out.  Also, check out Schatze's over at Mary's from BookHounds.   We love her!

Until next time…

Mina B.


carla said...

Wow, Fred. You are so devilishly handsome, so gentlemanly, and now we know you are a teacher too! How could you get any greater??
xoxo darcy and sophie

Lisa said...

Thanks Mina and Fred for a great lesson!

Mina Burrows said...

@Carla - Fred is a handsome devil. I totally agree. Much love from Fred to Darcy, Sophie and yourself!

@Lisa - Fred's full of them. Next up - how to trick Mom into feeding me twice. Another skill he's mastered. :0P

Mary (BookHounds) said...

Fred Rocks!

Mina Burrows said...

Ah shucks, Mary. Fred & I heart you and Schatze! XXXOOO