I have two dogs, Diesel, and Shay. There are times when they drive me crazy, but mostly, they bring me a lot of joy. I can’t imagine my life without them.
Lately, my dogs have inspired me to live more like they do. For example, my dogs are SO happy to see me when I get home, no matter how long it’s been. I could get home from work or a 30-minute trip to the grocery store and they are always happy to see me. They shower me with kisses and wag their tails in delight every time I walk through the door. When we go for walks, they’re always sniffing around and exploring the area. They delight in chasing squirrels, birds, and lizards. After the initial barking at strangers, they love to say hello. On car rides, they love to stick their heads out the window and feel the air in their faces. And of course, they enjoy a good nap.
My dogs really are living their best life. I do my best to come home and be happy to see my partner and both dogs. I’ve always loved exploring new places, but now I’ve made it a point to pay more attention when I’m walking my dogs in common places. The world is a beautiful place and there’s so much to appreciate. When Fall comes, I’ll happily put my windows down and the open the sunroof to feel the wind on my face.
May we be as happy as the dogs in our lives are!