First lesson early on was persist and you will get noticed. When Diesel was just a young pup he wasn't one of those dogs that required extensive training about going outside to take care of business. No, he was a fast learner and found that if he went and sat by the front door someone would notice - eventually!
This lesson applies to my real estate business through the past fifteen years. It is my blogging, networking and going the extra mile for customers. It took a while but done long enough you do get noticed.
Diesel loved to walk every day - several times. Early on he would love to go walking but then, at any given time, he would decide "enough is enough,lets take a break." And it never failed that he would decide to take a break in the shade under a tree in some stranger's yard!
Diesel taught me that playing ball every day was a good way to blow off steam. And then I always had to leave the TV on for him whenever I left the house. Most often it would be on Animal Planet but sometimes it was left on Foxnews so he could be an informed dog!
Of course this picture was taken with his original owner - my son who was a police officer at the time. Diesel came to live me about 8 years ago because it was too challenging to stay in all shift (12 hours) and then understand when my son had to sleep!
Another lesson about life... not sure if he taught me or I taught him but it was simple - when your road appears to end, look for another way!
Diesel was put to sleep today. He had diabetes and congestive heart failure which we managed for as long as possible with medications and diet.