This thread was inspired by one I read on another forum. The original idea came from Paris, a 16 yr. old American Eskimo Dog who recently lost his battle with cancer. Reading the replies to the original thread made me realize how much these little bundles of fur and love do for us without ever being asked to and made me get a little teary eyed in the process. So the question is this:
What are the little, simple things that your dog/s do/does everyday that brings a smile to your face?
For me with Nikki it's her smile. She lights up a room with her grin. When I get home from a crappy day at work or am not feeling well or whatever her smile just eases away all the ickiness. Whether it's a "going bye byes" car ride grin, an "Oh my gosh, we're going running" grin, or just a "I'm sooooooo happy to see you grin" - it never fails to make my day.
For Stormie it's many things. It's his propellor bun wiggle to tell me he's happy I'm home. It's the contented sigh he makes when he's in the perfect leaning on me position. It's the way his tail unfurls and his ears slick back when he's in a full tilt run. It's the snores he makes when he's sleeping soundly curled up in my belly at night. It's the way he "cleans" the water off me after a shower. It's the look he gets in his eyes when we play "catch me if you can".
For all of these little things I am eternally grateful.