Live fast, write often, pet dogs.

My motto is to live fast, write often and pet dogs. The live fast bit reminds me not to live slow because my time here is limited. The write often bit reminds me why I’m here. And, the pet dogs bit at the end is just because I fucking love dogs and their snouts and their paws and their wagging tails. I could throw together an entire write-up on each one of these bits. But, today I really want to focus on dogs. Dogs were put on this Earth to show humans how to love. I really do believe that. Dogs love the blind girl, the handicap boy, the grumpy middle age adult, the prostitute, the elderly gent who lost his wife and the “bitch” that cut you off in traffic the same. They love them equally regardless of their flaws or shortcomings or shit or misfortunes that were completely out of their control. Dogs love unconditionally and I believe they were put on this Earth to show humans how to love unconditionally too. So, next time you feel inclined to pass judgement or hate or love conditionally, whistle for your pup and watch as it loves you. Realize if he or she can love a piece of shit like you or me, you can find away to love the people. Period.

By Cole Schafer.

P.S. One day these one minute writings will be a big book called “One Minute, Please.” Can I let you know when that day comes? You can say yes, here.

Cole Schafer