The Pursuit of Canine Happyness


Things that make Mr. N happy:
  • Walks. Especially if they have new smells.
  • Running wild and free. 
  • Treats and food that meet his exacting standards. 
  • Admiration and adoration.
  • Showing off tricks to an audience.
  • Being right.
  • Squirrels. Rabbits. Horses. Mice. Hamsters.
  • Being petted just the right way. Preferably by multiple people.
  • Playing with his squeaky toys and his bear.
  • Dog wrestling with a worthy opponent.
  • Outsmarting people and other dogs.
  • Naps in the sun.
  • Sleeping on layers of down.
  • Rolling in the grass.
  • Human companionship. Ones that understand his high maintenance lifestyle. 
What makes your dog(s) happy?




30 Responses

  1. Beth

    May 9, 2016 11:25 am

    Cute list! Barley agrees with most of these items, too–although I'm not sure if wrestling makes her happy because she is not a nice wrestler and doesn't get to do it. She's also not a grass dog–she would prefer to stay out of the grass if it were up to her and never lies down in it without being asked to.

  2. cupcakepetrillo

    May 10, 2016 10:34 am

    Yes, Mr. N. Your priorities are in order! I'd have cuddling with Mom at the top of the list. I'd LOVE to have running free on my list like you do, but I am not allowed off my leash….

    Love and licks,

  3. Emma

    May 10, 2016 2:10 pm

    We love our nose work, walks with Mom and pretty much anything we can do with Mom. Bailie loves tracking and running with Mom too.

  4. MattieDog

    May 12, 2016 1:15 am

    Truly adorable – Mr. N has his priorities in order! My fuzzy ones most favorite things: Dad (yes, somehow my husband gets all the accolades…..), food, sunshine, the backyard, outdoor playtime and food 🙂


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