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!
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.
Image from The Happiness Group, a student group on the University of Minnesota.
Upside down you’re turnin’ me …
Image from AnimalPlanetGallery.
Ain’t I a cutie? Image from The Daily Squee.
I see your duck butt and raise you …
Stop horsin’ around? Yeah, like that’ll happen. Image from distractify.com.
I got the music in me …
Image from dailydawdle.com.
Boy, life is exhausting. Nap time!
Image from London Express.
The cat’s right. You can show yourselves out, can’t ya?