Saturday, February 22, 2020

The happy world of dogs

Black marker on watercolour paper
5.5 x 8.5 inches
Barbara Muir © 2020
A dear friend in the U.S. who loves her dogs -- two German
shepherds, once advised me to adopt the dogs' motto,
"Forward, forward, forward."  I loved that, and notice that
my own dog, Sally,  follows that advice and is happy most of the
time.  She gets anxious when it's time for supper, or a
walk, but cheerful is her modus operandi.

So although I've been a cat person most of my life, now
that we're raising our second family dog, I cannot
imagine life without a dog.

Yesterday we met my brother and sister-in-law's new dog
Finn -- a West highland terrier.  So adorable.  And although
he's sometimes a bit nervous, he is one cheery little dog.
Only about four months old, he already knows so much.

So for all the dog lovers out there, who no doubt spend a
bit more time with your dog(s) on the weekend, here's
a drawing of Finn.

Have a loving your dog day.


Candy said...

Love this, Barbara! You're right about dogs. My husband says they wake up in a good mood and never have a bad day.

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you so much Candy,

Of course dogs can suffer too, and be traumatized by many things, but by and large they are
happy creatures and we can learn from them. Our cats are lovely too. And like the dog
their happiness partially depends on us.

This little puppy in the drawing is one sweet dog living a good life in the country.


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