All that a dog needs

“We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about.” – Albert Einstein

Abe will sleep anywhere. The floor is as good as the couch. And that sleep, while looking peaceful, never looks content. Except when he is curled up in Sarah’s lap. But, happiness reigns supreme the instant you say his name, or “walk”, or any of the other handful of words that he knows. Anything that might involve him and some type of movement, is cause for excitement.

Abe eats the same food every day. The same dry cereal is in his bowl every night for dinner and the same dry cereal is in his bowl every morning for breakfast. Abe eats the same food every day, but with gusto.

Abe is enthusiastic about everything. And his joy in everything is contagious. There is no way to be around Abe and not be happy. Enthusiasm may be the key to happiness for humans, but a good dog sure goes a long way.