Is Honey sleeping because she just had breakfast and she’s tired? Is she just doing what dogs do? Or is she depressed because I didn’t take her for a long walk this morning?
Does my dog look at other dogs and wonder if they have better toys?
When I take Honey in the kayak, does she find it fun? Or does she just go along with it because it’s what I want and it keeps us together?
Why am I so much worse at playing tug with Honey than my husband?
Do you think I’m letting my neuroses get the better of me? Or do you wonder if your dog is happy too?
The problem is that around the house, Honey is a serene and serious dog. It’s only when a friend (or a stranger, in truth) visits that she acts truly excited.
When I come home, Honey slowly wanders down the stairs with a toy in her mouth. When the meter reader comes in, Honey spins with joy.
It’s enough to make a girl wonder if her dog is happy.
Maybe that’s why I write this blog. To make me accountable to a wider audience as I try to give Honey a fulfilling and interesting life.
And maybe I’m just a little bit crazy. And need to chill out.
After all, neurotic isn’t a good look on anyone. And maybe the only thing that makes Honey unhappy is if I keep asking her if she’s happy.
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Your Turn: Do you wonder if your dog is happy? Enough to make her unhappy?