Joy and 25 More Feel-Good Words Our Dogs Teach Us Daily
Have you looked into your dog’s eyes and felt pure love looking back at you? I don’t think there are enough feel-good words to describe the love reflected in a dog’s eyes. Our furry family members are gifts of positivity, companionship, loyalty, love, and laughter.
After a game of fetch with my loveable Goldendoodle, I tried to capture some of the uplifting, feel-good “words” (unspoken but just as heartfelt and meaningful) that dogs share with us daily through their loyalty, companionship, tail wags, and live-in-the-moment attitude. If you need a dog-loving break and some feel-good words of inspiration, you’ve come to the right place.
Relax and let Happy-Go-Doodle bring a positive emotional feeling of joy to your day through the following story, quotes, and list of feel-good words.
17 feel-good words and messages that dogs teach us about what matters most:
Bliss: When the coffee is brewing and your dog’s snuggled beside you. ~ Jenise and Happy-Go-Doodle
Adventures: Who cares where you’re going as long as you’re going together? ~ Jenise and Happy-Go-Doodle
Silly: Silly doodle kisses coming at you!
4. JUST BE…
Just Be: When those puppy dog eyes look up at you and your “to-dos” become your “to-don’ts.” ~ Jenise and Happy-Go-Doodle
Discover: Discover your very favorite loves in life, chase after them, and hold on tight. ~ Jenise and Happy-Go-Doodle
6. GET COZY…
Cozy: Saturdays are made for cozying up with our cutie pies. ~ Jenise and Happy-Go-Doodle
Together: Sleepy eyes and nighttime sighs. ~ Jenise and Happy-Go-Doodle
Dance: Dance in the rain. Muddy paws are happy paws. ~ Jenise and Happy-Go-Doodle
Grin: again and again and again.
Snuggle: When those eyes look up at you and you know what rainy days are for. ~ Jenise and Happy-Go-Doodle
Smiles: So much happy in one little look.
Play: Paws whirl…snow swirls…ball drops…POUNCE! ~ Jenise and Happy-Go-Doodle
Laughter: When the weather so cold that even frost-faced smiles are freezy. And you laugh anyway. ~ Jenise and Happy-Go-Doodle
Friend: When the coffee is brewing and one look says it all. ~ Jenise and Happy-Go-Doodle
Pure joy is in simple things.
~ Jenise and Happy-Go-Doodle
Contentment: When it’s cold outside but your little legwarmer is beside you.
~ Jenise and Happy-Go-Doodle
Love: With a ball dog like Chloe by my side, there will never be a shortage of fetch games and feel-good moments. And, like all dogs, she will return with much more than a yellow ball.
26 feel-good words that dogs teach us
|1. Adventure||14. Hugs|
|2. Be Cozy||15. Journey|
|3. Bliss||16. Joy|
|4. Contentment||17. Just be|
|5. Dance||18. Laugh|
|6. Delight||19. Lovable|
|7. Discover||20. Love|
|8. Energized||21. Notice nature|
|9. Enjoy||22. Play|
|10. Friends||23. Silly|
|11. Fun||24. Smiles|
|12. Grin||25. Snuggle|
|13. Grow||26. Together|
What feel-good words describe your dog?
Please share them below.
The feel-good moment that inspired this post…
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 yellow 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.
After dropping the ball just beyond my reach, 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.”
“Dog” is the ultimate feel-good word
Since Chloe joined our family, we’d taught her many words. “Fetch” has always been her 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.) And ultimately, they show us that “dog” is the ultimate feel-good word.
Doodle kisses and tail wags!
Happy-Go-Doodle Chloe and her sidekick