Rex the Yellow Lab: How do I feel happy?

Dear Paws to Talk,

I have been feeling kind of blue lately. I am not sure why because I have nice humans, enough kibble and a full water bowl. I want to be happier. What makes you happy?

-Rex the Yellow Labrador Retriever

Howl Rex,

It sounds like your basic needs have been met which is good. However, the thrill of seeing kibble in your bowl wears off after a while. You need to find an activity or interest that you love.  See our thoughts below on what makes each of us happy.

DiDi:  I love to patrol our yard at night. I live to protect my family. I like keeping the squirrels of my property so I spend a lot of time chasing them away. I can be fierce when defending my yard.

Bella: I love to carry toys in my mouth for a really long time. It is comforting to me and always entertains the humans. Hours will pass and I will still have a soggy toy in mouth. I don’t care what others think about this because I am enjoying myself.

Rex what do you like to do besides eat, poop and sleep? Maybe you like to play ball?  Do you feel pride when guarding your house?  Do you like socializing with other dogs in the neighborhood? Just see what makes you happy over time. By having a purpose each day you’ll become less blue and more the color of your yellow fur.


Bella and DiDi
















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