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Joy: From the Ground Up

The Assault of Laughter August 13, 2013

Forget Ludwig van Beethoven. Music doesn’t get any better than what I heard coming from mom today. Giggles

Laughter. Belly busting, tears-in-your-eyes laughter. It was beautiful. Remember those tears of joy I was talking about a few days ago? This was different. It had nothing to do with the baby and everything to do with this mysterious thing my mom was looking at on the computer. Being the interactive investigator I am, I had to find out what all this joy was about so I took a peak when she wandered off to refill her glass of water. And let me tell you, if dogs could laugh, I too would be giggling like a ninny right now.

Looking back at me were images of 22 dogs who are just really excited to be dogs. They are all doing fairly common canine comedy, caught on camera no doubt by their loving people. And yet, they are illustrated in a way that brings the one of the most sincere (and random) forms of joy to the heart.

This is too good not to be shared, as philosopher Khalil Gibran would suggest that “in the sweetness of friendship (there should be) laughter and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.” We all need a good refreshing teary-eyed laugh every now and then. So today I share mine.

It’s hard to pick a favorite, so I picked three.

This dog who physically cannot contain how excited he is about being able to shit outside.               

22 Dogs Who Are Just Really Excited To Be Dogs

This dog who can’t even sit still because he’s a dog and his life is amazing and he spends 24 hours a day doing beautiful dog things.


22 Dogs Who Are Just Really Excited To Be Dogs

This dog who is even too excited for the other dog.

22 Dogs Who Are Just Really Excited To Be Dogs

Are you laughing yet? If not, please check out the entire list as there is much more happiness to be had from the stories of the other dogs as well. (You won’t be disappointed).

All of this reminds me that music comes to us in many forms. And I don’t really have anything against the legend that is Mr. Beethoven. But the sound of laughter is one of the most contagious forms of joy I’ve come across in my doggie life. While I know there are some things that are off limits in the category of comedy, today I revel in its wondrous affect on our lives. It’s ironically soothing. Refreshing, like the morning dew. And as great American author Mark Twain put it “against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.”


26 Responses to “The Assault of Laughter”

  1. Sandy Says:

    Thanks Wiley – that was fun and it brought a smile to my face!

  2. huntmode Says:

    Wyles – thanks for the post and for the link. Had a wonderful visit!

  3. Thank you Wiley for the great belly laughs. Laughter really is the best medicine in the world 😀

  4. Basil Says:

    That last video is brilliant!!

  5. The pugs are great! Thanks Wiley – you made my day!

  6. Nessy San Says:

    Laughter is the best medicine, after all 😀 Thanks Wiley, miss reading your daily musing! *hugs*

    • You’re certainly right about laughter being medicine! Well, dear friend, I’ve missed seeing you around here – keep coming to visit me and we can stop all this missing of things. 🙂

  7. Those are the happiest dogs I ever saw! Good sharing, W. My mom had a good giggle, too.

    Love and licks,

  8. Lyn Says:

    Oh that was so funny. I love the first one with the doggy who’s so excited he can’t keep his butt still even when sitting down 🙂

  9. seeker Says:

    I like that pug hitting the other one. 😆

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  11. Nikitaland Says:

    I almost fell off my chair after seeing those! That second one had me laughing so hard. I call that move “scoochie butt”.

  12. Reblogged this on Wiley's Wisdom and commented:

    Giggles are gold.

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