Dogs provide comfort, affection, and support. Something we desperately need in these crazy times.
They find pleasure in the most mundane things. They are members of the family. I can never get into trouble with my dogs, because they are unpretentious and forgiving. Dogs don’t wake up in the morning and think: “What’s going to make me angry today?”.
Let’s try to be the helper and team player, not the egoist. With all the madness in the world, be more dog.
As a pet photographer I meet lots of different dogs and would like to share some of these mood-lifters with you here to brighten your day.
1 – Django, the Basenji, is seriously interested in how you are doing and whether you still eat that or not?
2 – Phoebe, the Parson Russell Terrier, is just incredibly happy about the “working from home” thing.
3 – Toffee, the working Cocker Spaniel, just spaced out and happens to be staring in a general direction. But that’s ok, too. We know how that feels.
4 – Ernie, the Beagle, just found out that you are who you are when no-one’s watching. And it’s shocking. But he’s a good boy, he won’t tell anyone.
5 – Scout, a Galgo mix, will listen to all your problems. She has no answers either, but maybe dogs ARE the answer.
6 – Nala, the labrador puppy, is going to be a service dog when she’s big. Is there a superlative to being “essential”?
7 – Ansgar, the labrador puppy, is always ready to boost your happy hormones.
8 – Cooper, the labrador, says “That’s definitely less than 6 feet apart!”
9 – Püppi, the Miniature Bullterrier, is just checking quickly. She’s available if immediate interference is necessary. If not, she’s off to seize the day by barking for no apparent reason whatsoever.
10 – Hazel, the Laekenois, loves you even when you washed off her new perfume “Eau de Manure”.
11 – Chet Baker, the Danish Swedish farm dog, asks if you really think it’s time for another visit to the fridge?
12 – Mila, the Miniature Pinscher, is off to the garden to dig up something yummy, but she will give you a second of her time if you keep it short.
13 – Finja, the pointer mix, can’t really believe what she’s hearing, but she fetches you a blanket if you need one.
14 – Eddie, the English bulldog, might need a cup of tea first.
15 – Be happy for Finley’s sake. He’s a Vizsla mix and just can’t handle too much drama.
16 – Hope, the Wolamute, is as utterly befuddled as you are. If panicking would help, he’d panic, but it doesn’t.
17 – Karlo, the Münsterländer, makes sure even Mondays are bearable. Or is it Tuesday?
18 – Louie, the French bulldog, is the most compassionate doggo of all. Seriously. And he would like to kindly inform you that there’s still some peanut butter on your upper lip.
19 – Quinoa, the Doberman mix, would like to remind you that there’s always something to be happy about, like socks or belly rubs or rolling in smelly stuff.
20 – Last but not least, Lemondrop, the Dalmatian, checks on you if you are ready to embrace your inner dog and remember that if you can’t solve a problem, pee on it or bury it in the garden.
Stay safe. Stay healthy.