puppy stairsAnd now for your daily squeeWill you please watch this video of a dog teaching a puppy to walk down the stairs? Because we can all use a little bit of this. It's so sweet and inspiring. And you know what else -- I think this video shows almost everything there is to say about parenting.

We start out with little Daisy at the top of the stairs, whining because she doesn't dare make her way down. Too steep! Along comes Simon to show Daisy how it's done. And he's incredibly patient and persistent.

I don't know if Simon is Daisy's father. The owner of the video doesn't say. But this just reminds me of dads teaching their kids to ride a bike. I love how Simon keeps coming back and doesn't give up until he sees Daisy make it down the stairs finally.

There's that false start, where Daisy makes it down one step but then panics. She almost gives up! But Simon won't let her. OMG, that is LIFE, right?!? I mean, haven't we all had someone in our lives who just made us try something we thought was so scary? And they said, "Come on, you have to learn how to do this on your own. It'll be okay, you'll see!" It's usually our parents, but it can also be teachers or friends. It's one of the greatest gifts you can give someone.

I don't know much about dogs, but I do know that when cats do that nipping at the back of the neck, it's an assuring, affectionate gesture. I think it was Simon's way of saying, "You see! You did it! Keep going!" Both of those dogs just made my heart melt today.

Have you ever seen your pets teach each other anything?


Joe Soto

Joe has been doing radio for 35 years and does weekday afternoons on V-103 from 2p-7p. He also does the "Back in the Day" show on Saturday evenings from 5 to 10pm.He is a native Chicagoan who graduated from Farragut High School on the West-side and Daley College on the South-side where he received his Associate of Arts Degree. Joe then moved to DeKalb where he earned his Bachelors in Radio, Television and Film at Northern Illinois University. Joe has been married to wife Darlene for 21 years. They have 2 daughters and a son. Sonia, Samantha and Sonny. They also have 2 dogs. Katie and BJ.Aside from his family and radio, baseball is his passion. He plays for The Angels (38's) and Braves (48's) of The Roy Hobbs League. He has won National Championships with teams out of Dallas and Memphis.Joe teaches Announcing and History of Radio at Kennedy King College. He is also the Lector Coordinator at St. Leonard's Church in Berwyn, Illinois.Joe's favorite movie is The Godfather. His favorite sports team is the Chicago Cubs. His favorite musical groups are Santana and Steely Dan and his favorite color is blue. He's also quite fond of leopard print.You can also catch up with @joesotov103 on Twitter and Joe Soto on Facebook.

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