Life As Seen From The End of a Muzzle

Ever wonder why dogs always seem to be so content?

zzzzz, zzzzz, zzzzz

zzzzz, zzzzz, zzzzz

It doesn’t matter if it’s sunny, raining, hot, cold, the stock market is thriving or crashing, if you’re thin, heavy, short, or tall – dogs only want four things: food, sleep, nooky, and companionship.  Mainly yours.  It’s the most simple, and most beautiful way to look at life.



I often wonder what’s going on in the Wonder Mutt’s head.  Daddy insists there’s nothing more than the occasional Scooby Doo sounding huh?  I like to think she’s somewhat more of a thinking dog.  She has proven to be quite smart when it suits her.  Like when she runs outside and squats for .5 seconds and runs back in knowing she’ll score a biscuit.  As though I would be fooled into thinking she actually did her business in that flash of time.  Okay, call me a fool.  A BIG one.  Who wouldn’t be for this face?

Who can deny this face?

Who can deny this face?

If there’s one thing Calypso is, it’s a happy dog.  Dogs who so long for our companionship, sit patiently by the front door all day while we’re at work, just waiting for that moment we walk in.  And anyone who thinks dogs can’t tell time have their head in the sand.  Wonder Mutt has her furry dupa parked right inside the door at the same time every day and doesn’t move until I decide to show up.  Unless Dad’s home and just threw down dinner.  Yeah, no competing with vittles.

Mmmph, mmggrprp!

Mmmph, mmgpphp, bbbhmmmph!

However, I don’t think there’s much that makes the Wonder Mutt more happy than when she’s spending time with her humans, either while they’re running, swimming, or just hanging out on the couch.  And honestly, neither are we.

Mutt Collage

So the next time you find yourself all worked up in a tizzy over something that more than likely is really stupid, take a step back for just a second.  Look at it as though you were peering down a long, furry muzzle.  Can you eat it, play with it, sleep on it, or…well. you know….with it?  If not, then do what every smart mutt in the world does with their problems – pee on it and walk away.  Seriously.  Always seems to work in this back yard.  And front yard.  And across the street.  And up the block, And around the corner.  You get the idea.

 Enjoy the ride.

Ever try looking at life through your dog’s eyes?  What do you think goes on in their heads?


12 thoughts on “Life As Seen From The End of a Muzzle

  1. Hahah I love this! I have two dogs (a chocolate lab and a rottweiler rescue puppy) and I always wonder what goes through their heads. For the lab it probably goes like “food… food… hmm is that food I smell?” As for the puppy we are still trying to figure that one out! Sometimes we think he is brilliant and other times we really have to wonder what is going on in that thick skull of his. I will definitely try to look at life through their eyes though, so much happier and simpler!

    • Your home sounds like big dog heaven to me! The hubby is convinced she’s a total ding dong but I think it’s just an act for more attention. Because as you can see she NEVER gets any of that. Or biscuits. Or belly rubs. Or butt scratchies. Or couch time…..

      • Only big dogs in our house! I believe it is all totally for attention. As long as you have a hand touching the puppy he is fine. The second you take it off he starts whining, moaning, chewing things up. Whenever anyone comes over both of them act like nobody ever pays attention to them. And every night (since we all get home at different times) they act like they’ve never been fed. They’ve gotten two dinners a couple of times with that act!

  2. In my next life, I want to be a dog. My dog has a lovely simple life and some of my favorite times of the day are just sitting and rubbing her sweet little belly. Dogs are the best thing in the world for a human who is sad or needs company!

    • Ditto! Of course i would only want to come back as a dog in a great family. Thankfully, Lab Rescue, and most rescue groups, do a great job at vetting prospective owners. We have such a short time with them I think we owe them the best life we can give them. 🙂

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