Imagine ... I am driving down the road and I glance to my left ... I see a car with the window rolled down in the rain. I see a beautiful golden retriever with their head in the wind, ears flopping behind, loving every moment, as their person drives the car.
This was the pure joy I saw this morning, in the car beside me, as I was driving to my first dog customer on what was an otherwise very rainy and very cold Vancouver day.
I drive all around East Vancouver to my customer's homes, each day. And each day, I get to see some amazing sites and some amazing people and some amazing animals and their people. Today made me smile ... that big smile when you know, without a doubt, for that puppy, there is nothing more important than that moment ... of having their head out the window ... not caring about the rain drops and the grey skies all around, that all that is important is the joy that comes from that feeling ... and I got to be a part of this little one's joy, for just a moment.
[BTW ... I know all the reasons why this is actually not such a good idea for our furry friends for so many reasons - I still couldn't help but feel the joy this little one was experiencing riding in their person's car :) ]
Happy first week of the new year ... wishing everyone a wonderful year ahead of "pure joy" moments like these.
"No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as much as the dog does."