Our Grandshaykh said, “There are twelve good characters in dogs that you may also find in prophets and saints. They are:
They do not forget those who have done goodness to them.
They are patient and always grateful for everything that they are given.
They are not angry with their owners, even if they are beaten and sent away.
If their owners call, they return with their tails wagging.
They are humble.
They are obedient.
They are truthful.
They are trustworthy, and make good friends.
They are loyal, always remaining with their owners and never turning traitor.
They are satisfied with small things; they are zahid, not looking to anything from this dunya.
They have nothing from this world, they have no place for themselves. They may sleep anywhere, and if someone throws stones at them, they quickly get up and go somewhere else.
They are very light sleepers, not sleeping too much, and they awaken quickly.
These twelve attributes belong to prophets and saints. If one possesses them, he is a wali (saint).”