Gretchen Rubin wrote in The Happiness Project about the year she spent “test-driving the wisdom of the ages, the current scientific studies, and the lessons from popular culture about how to be happy.” The Puppiness Project is my attempt to learn the same from Honey, my Golden Retriever.
I love walking my dog. Except when I’m not actually doing it. Then I hate it.
Sometimes the thought of dragging my butt out the door, especially when it’s rainy or freezing cold, is pure torture.
But sweet, little Honey gently encourages me (insert “BARK, BARK, BARK” and dog dropping slobbery toys on my feet here) to take her for a stroll.
Of course she’s right. I’m always glad we went out. We see fly fishermen in the stream, snakes on the path, other dogs walking by with their people, stars in the sky, lightning, rainbows, and all sorts of other wondrous things.
There’s something enjoyable about every walk. Or maybe it’s just spending time with someone I love.