Happiness is Canis Lupus Familiaris

Or dogs to you and me.

Growing up I was led to believe that happiness was a cigar called Hamlet, but now I am convinced that true happiness can only be achieved if you share your life with a dog.

Apart from the vast amount of other things a dog brings into your life, the ability to bring constant happiness into your life, in my opinion ranks up there as one of their main attributes.

We have covered topics about Dog Owners Being More Healthy etc, but the fact that your dog can bring a smile to your face instantly no matter what the circumstance, has to be a trait that dogs, and dogs only can claim.

When our ancestors domesticated dogs it was for different reasons, hunting, herding guarding etc, but I am sure that even back then an added bonus , was the amount of happiness a dog brought into the family unit.

My wife and I have just spent 4 days in West Cork with our pack of four, and had some fantastic beach walks in all types of different weather, that I am sure wouldn’t have been half as enjoyable if some of the dogs were not with us (No reflection on my wife at all !)

I’d love to hear about your dog, and the things he or she does to bring a smile to your face, as with the dreadful weather and economic outlook, God knows we could all do with a small bit of happiness in our lives.