If you need joy, find a dog. Yesterday I came home and needed some joy and there was Mort. I asked him for some of his, as he has plenty. He didn’t even ask for a snack in return!

Trade joy for snacks with your dogs

I’m guessing their answer would be “yes”

That said, he quickly shoved a toy in my face.

About Author

Jen deHaan is graphic designer, small business owner, and dog person living in Bay Area, California. Jen enjoys learning about dog training and behavior, and has taken several courses and seminars since 2010. She also contributes articles to leading websites, such as Victoria Stilwell's Positively . It all started with a great dog called Mikey (aka "dude"), loved and lost but remembered forever. Jen also runs a freelance business focusing on graphic, web, and UI design at FoundPixel, and a small business creating hand crafted dog products at Stylish Canine.

  • I completely agree!! The give and don’t ask for much in return. <3

  • Perfect. I saw this on FB, and loved it.

  • So cute! :) I definitely go over an cuddle with Ace or our foster dog when I need some joy. They always make me smile!