“JOY” and 16 Other Feel-Good Words Dogs Teach Us

 

With the speed of a gazelle and the coordination of a cute but lumbering moose, Happy-Go-Doodle Chloe ran. White snow swirled around her muppet paws as she bounded down the stretch at top speed  to return her most prized possession—a well-worn tennis ball—to me. Fetch was a game we’d played hundreds of times…and maybe a hundred times in one day. But there was always a silly moment, a new discovery, or a funny feat that sparked joy in each game.

Chloe looked up at me with a comical, quizzical expression…her tousled mop of red hair still flying everywhere. I laughed and spoke the word she was waiting for.  “Fetch.”

 

DOGS LOVE U.

Since Chloe joined our family three years ago, we’d taught her many words. “Fetch” had always been a favorite. But, as dog lovers know, our canine companions have an unspoken language that they teach us daily. (I like to imagine that they’re born already having completed their degree from Dogs Love U.   )

With this in mind (and camera and pen in hand), I set out to capture those spontaneous, feel-good moments of shared communication that remind us how much DOGS LOVE U .

 

17 FEEL-GOOD WORDS DOGS TEACH US ABOUT WHAT REALLY MATTERS

1. BLISS…

 

Red golden doodle's face on vintage quilt with bliss quote about coffee

 

2. ADVENTURE…

 

Red goldendoodle dog looking up with smile on face and adventure quote

 

3. SILLY…

Close-up red golden doodle face with tongue out and doodle kisses quote on blue background

 

4. JUST BE…

Close-up red goldendoodle dog looking up with quote about to-do list by j.carl

 

 

5. DISCOVER…

 

 

Close-up Red goldendoodle dog digging in snow for stick, inspirational quote on discover on blue backaground

 

6. GET COZY…

 

Red goldendoodle dog snuggled in white blanket with title cozy saturdays

 

7. TOGETHER…

 

Red goldendoodle dog sleeps on blue jean leg with quote about togetherness on blue background

 

8. DANCE…

 

Red goldendoodle dog with smiling face and muddy paws on deck and happy quote about dancing, blue sidebar

 

9.  GRIN…

 

Close-up red goldendoodle dog with tongue out licking nose and words about grinning

 

10. SNUGGLE…

 

Close-up red goldendoodle face snuggled on couch with striped blanket, quote about rainy days and snuggling by j. carl

11. SMILE…

 

Close-up of red goldendoodle with smiley face, teeth show;' quote about smile

 

12. PLAY…

 

Red goldendoodle playing in snow with blue ball and quote about play written by j. carl

 

13. LAUGH…

 

 

Red goldendoodle dog lying in snow with frost on face and smile quote

 

14. FRIEND…

 

 Happy red golden doodle's face and quote about friend, coffee by j.carl

 

15. JOY…

 

 

Red goldendoodle dog with stick in open mouth and running in snow with quote about joy

 

16. CONTENTMENT…

 

Red goldendoodle dog on vintage quilt with quote about contentment on blue background

17. LOVE…

Close-up red goldendoodle dog looking with love quote in blue sidebar

 

With a ball dog like Chloe by my side, there will never be a shortage of fetch games.  And like all dogs, she will return with much more than a well-worn yellow ball.

“Fetch.

“Joy.”

 

 

 

Friendly red goldendoodle dog with expressive, smiling face, joy and feel-good words dogs teach us

 

 

WHAT DOES YOUR DOG TEACH YOU?

Do you have a dog in the family? What  would you add to this list? Please share with us in the comments section below.

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Red goldendoodle dog looking up with tiny snowflakes on nose, friendly expression, and word share

 

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