Four Lessons from a Jedi Dog


Four Lessons from a Jedi Dog

19 June 2013


Mr. Sunny Sunny Bun Bun, aka Obe-BUN-Kenobi, lived with me for just over ten months.  He arrived on August 6th, 2012, weighing 22-1/2 pounds.  Walking into the house, he high-centered on the step.  But, every day, he grew stronger. . .lost weight . . .and became my heart.


The FORCE was strong in this one.

Obe-BUN-Kenobi spent ten months sharing his wisdom with the Hooker Horde.


The Bun taught us to . . .



Sometimes, the FORCE has help.  In this case, the FORCE had the hu-mom to make smashed sweet potatoes and scoop the Bun up onto the sofa.  The FORCE comes in many shapes and sizes.


  1. “Everything’s Gonna’ Be All right.”  Bob Marley sang and the Bun embraced it: 


Don’t worry about a thing, ‘cause every little thing,

gonna’ be all right.”


Even though he loved to eat, The Bun didn’t worry about his next meal.  He knew it would come.  The Bun knew that if he wanted to get up on the sofa, all he had to do was bark. 


  1. “I’m sexy (pudgy) and I know it.” 

The Bun rocked his weight. . .from 22-1/2 pounds to 17 pounds.  He felt good about what was on the inside.  He was sexy.  Knowing you’re hot and loved goes a long way.


  1. When you’re tired, stop. 

Each day, the Bun walked farther and farther.  He started just walking the length of a few houses or up and down a few stairs.  Soon, he climbed all 15 stairs and the ramp to bury himself under the quilts on the bed. 


When we’d walk, the Bun would trundle along behind . . .he kept us in his sights.  When he got tired, he sat down, WOOFED, and waited for his hu-mom to put him in the stroller. 


Sure, push yourself. 

But, when you’re tired.  Stop.


In ten months, the Bun taught me four big life lessons.



About Julie Hooker

I'm a teacher, writer, and editor. In addition, I'm an animal rescuer, yogi, and friend.
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1 Response to Four Lessons from a Jedi Dog

  1. Now I have that Bob Marley song stuck in my head. It’s actually helping. Thanks, Bun.


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