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Baloo's Bugle

February Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 7, Issue 7

Man's Best Friend
Webelos Athlete & Engineer
Tiger Big Ideas 12 & 13



Things We Can Learn From Our Dogs


Never pass the opportunity to go for a joy ride.
Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy.
When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by and nuzzle them gently.
When it's in your best interest, practice obedience.
Let others know when they've invaded your territory.
Take naps, and stretch before rising.
Run, romp and play daily.
Eat with gusto and enthusiasm.
Be Loyal.
Never pretend to be someone you're not.
If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.
Thrive on attention, and let people touch you.
Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.
On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.
When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire body.
No matter how often your scolded, don't buy into the guilt thing and pout, run right back and make friends.
Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.


Pet Owner's Pledge

I am acquiring a pet to love and enjoy.
It is a privilege to own a pet.
I have a responsibility to care for my pet during its life expectancy.
I am not impulsively obtaining a pet.
I consulted the other members of my household.
I have considered how it will change my life style.
I know my responsibility in regard to food, water, housing, medical care, training expense.
I am aware of society's animal surplus problem and my part in it.
I will control my pet's ability to produce offspring by having it neutered or spayed.
I will obtain information on correct training of my pet.
I will have identification tags on my pet at all times.
I will follow state and local laws pertaining to my pet. I will prevent it from infringing on the rights of others.
I will not abandon my pet.
If I cannot properly care for my pet, I will try to find a good home.
If no other choice, I will take it to an animal shelter for possible community placement.
I will take the responsibility myself and have it humanely euthanized by a veterinarian.


Dog Proverbs

"Whoever said you can't buy happiness forgot about little puppies." -- Gene Hill


"Outside of a dog, a book is probably man's best friend, and inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." -- Groucho Marx.


"My dog is worried about the economy because Alpo is up to 99 cents a can. That's almost $7.00 in dog money." -- Joe Weinstein


"Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful." -- Ann Landers


"There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face." -- Ben Williams


"Cat's Motto: No matter what you've done wrong, always try to make it look like the dog did it." -- Unknown


"No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does." -- Christopher Morley


"A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself." -- Josh Billings


"Man is a dog's idea of what God should be." -- Holbrook Jackson


"He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader.  He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart.  You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion" -- Unknown


 "Heaven goes by favor.  If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in."-- Mark Twain


" Money will buy a pretty good dog, but it won't buy the wag of his tail." -- Josh Billings


"The best thing about a man is his dog" -- French Proverb


"The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue." -- Anonymous


"Dogs like to obey. It gives them security." -- James Herriot



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