Sunday happy animals

One of the quickest ways to put a smile on my face is with animals, especially happy, goofy ones, or those just being themselves, enjoying life.

This short film by Keith Hopkins, Savour Every Moment, encapsulates that perfectly.

And then there’s my own boy, Luke (aka Fluffernutter, Senor Pantalones, Binky Bear, Galloping Goofball, Gooficus Maximus, etc.). Calm and dignified one moment, and the next decidedly not.

Yes, that's right. I can be dignified. Stop snickering!

Yes, that’s right. I can be dignified. Stop snickering!

Put on your happy face, people!

Put on your happy faces, people! Don’t make me do this by myself!


Luke has no monopoly on goofy though, as these animals show.

Happy little guy Oreo somehow survived the destruction of his family's home. Image by Paul Blecher, NBC News.

Happy little guy Oreo somehow survived the destruction of his family’s home. Image by Paul Blecher, NBC News.

 

Image from The Happiness Group, a student group on the University of Minnesota.

Image from The Happiness Group, a student group on the University of Minnesota.

Upside down you're turnin' me ...  Image from AnimalPlanetGallery.

Upside down you’re turnin’ me …
Image from AnimalPlanetGallery.

Ain't I a cutie? Image from The Daily Squee.

Ain’t I a cutie? Image from The Daily Squee.

I see your duck butt and raise you ...

I see your duck butt and raise you …

Stop horsin' around? Yeah, like that'll happen. Image from distractify.com.

Stop horsin’ around? Yeah, like that’ll happen. Image from distractify.com.

I got the music in me ... Image from dailydawdle.com.

I got the music in me …
Image from dailydawdle.com.

Boy, life is exhausting. Nap time!  Image from London Express.

Boy, life is exhausting. Nap time!
Image from London Express.

The cat’s right. You can show yourselves out, can’t ya?

 

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4 thoughts on “Sunday happy animals

  1. Can you hear me laughing? These photos totally cracked me up. Life with without these wonderful creatures would be so dreary. I smile every time I land here and am greeted by your goofy kitty.

    I wish the ASPCA would use videos like this instead of the sappy stuff they run. I am a huge advocate of pet rescue but I think their ads are awful.

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    • I KNEW I heard laughing!
      Agreed. Their ads (and the Humane Society’s too) are just too much “hit you over the head,” and I think that approach more often tends to make people dig in. There’s a lot to be said for subtlety and humor when it comes to animals. And animals have a lot to teach us about being happy!

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