Ah, it’s you!! I have missed you so much. The last time I saw you I licked your tears from your hands that had fallen from your face. They tasted of sadness, but I happily took them away from you as you sat there crying. As I placed my paw onto your leg I wanted you to know that I would use these paws to walk with you wherever you wanted to go so that you would not be alone. We may not be of the same species, but our love is of the same thing.
Underneath all the clean smells that you humans have, I can smell your unique scent that makes you who you are. I know where you have been over the last few days and hoped that you enjoyed every moment of it. I can smell what has been cooked around you from the smell on your clothes and I am jealous to say the least. I cannot smell what has made you cry. Is this a place that does not exist in my doggy world?
You have been to different places and eaten different things so what could be making you so sad? Is this what the human world calls problems? I know you are still a small human and not entered into the big human life yet, so things will get better soon. As my Guide Dog maid sits and talks to you we will both help you in whichever way we can, but I think my doggy advice is better than hers. Do you know what will bring happiness back into your life? This is what you need to do.
Forget you are you just for a moment. Forget you have things to do. Forget that thoughts tumble from your head and into words from your mouth. Forget that you have rules to follow and people to please. Forget what happened yesterday and forget to plan for tomorrow. Forget what or who made you cry and forget why. What you need to do is to remember my rules in life and your tears will turn to joy.
My rules are simple.
Make a choice to be happy and see the good in life.
Wag your tail over the simplest of things.
Sniff out new routes in life that you have never been before and start the adventure.
If somethings scare you or makes you sad simply walk away.
Make friends with everyone you meet as we all need company along the way.
Play at any given opportunity as life is too short for work alone.
Love everyone as you want to be loved yourself.
If you live by my rules I hope that next time I see you there will be no tears to lick from your hand unless they are tears of joy. If you ever need me to show you how I do it just let me know. Just bring a ball to a field with an open mind and watch how the simplest of things in life can bring you the most happiness. This is my idea of bliss and it will soon be yours so come and give it a go.