According to this series of illustrations by artist Patrick Moberg, life would be much easier if we all took a few quick notes from the behavior of a dog. The artist says, “My family never had a dog when I was younger, so I don’t know a whole lot about them, but recently there’s been a couple running around the office I work out of. Here’s a couple things I’ve picked up on.” Lessons from a Dog is a collection of colorful illustrations that are paired with simple phrases like “Forgive friends who don’t have time to play,” and “When someone kindly prepares food for you, devour it smiling like it’s the best meal you’ve ever eaten.”
Through the project, Moberg reminds his viewers not to take life too seriously, to be affectionate, to show interest in new people who come into our lives, and to appreciate simple, everyday moments like taking a nap. Everyone can learn a thing or two from the unconditional love that dogs give to their owners, and Moberg brings those to life through his seven clever illustrations.