On a happy note - things that make me smile
Then there are the wonderful companies, the ones who give a portion of all their profits to the dogs. Amazing. The rescuers, and sadly there are too many to name but you know who you are. You inspire me, you give me hope that maybe there will be a day when people always treat animals the way that they should be treated. How about the folks who foster the rescued dogs, that has got to be one of the most difficult tasks involving rescue. Sometimes your foster just doesn't make it, heartbreaking. Often they do make it and thrive, only to move onto to love someone else. Yes this is the goal but tremendously difficult to the human who has a piece taken out of the heart with each foster that leaves their home.
For the folks who do the little things; like saying thank you to your dog. This may seem like nothing but the whole psychology around is right. People around the world who welcome their dog into their home as a true member of the family, that makes me smile. When I see little things like people having conversations with their dogs. When I see people gaze at their dog and the dog gazes back, that makes me smile. And when I see people and dogs in a pile asleep, that really makes me smile. Humans aren't all bad, in fact most of us are pretty darn good. We can tend to focus on the bad, but this one is for all the good dog folks out there. Thank you to you all for being so great.
Oh, and to the gentleman who stopped me in the parking lot today to tell me how great my truck was, that really made me smile. :)