I was invited by a few other bloggers to share 8 photos of happiness here at Pawsitively Pets. Thank you to blogging pals Oz the Terrier, It's Dog or Nothing, AND Dolly the Doxie for inviting us to join in.
It's very difficult to chose only 8 photos of happiness to share here, because I have probably thousands of photos by now. But, here are a few of my favorites.
1. Callie's Belly
Every time I walk into the living room and catch Callie lounging with her belly up, it puts a smile on my face. She's a silly kitty and she just looks so cute laying like this.
2. Best Friends
This is a picture of my youngest daughter and Jack the rat. Jack is laying on top of her belly. I just took this photo the other day, and it's one of my new favorites. They are both so cute, and I think the photo shows how happy her "babies" make her. Doesn't it look like Jack is smiling? :)
3. Having a Good Time
This Summer, we have visited the lake a lot. We bring Shiner with us most of the time, and it makes me very happy to see that she is having a good time. She follows us around everywhere, swims, and goes for boat rides. On Tuesday, she even chased a herd of deer.
4. Old Friends
I love looking at pictures of my first pet rat, Nibblet. This is one of my favorites because it looks like she is smiling and she is just laying on top of me for scratches. She was a very sweet rat, and I think about her all the time.
5. Blue Skies
I love this picture of Shiner. It's just a really good picture and it makes me happy! A beautiful blue sky and a happy dog are sure to put a smile on anyone's face.
6. Christmas and Cats
This is a picture of my old cat, Kitty Kitty Meow Meow, at Christmas time. KKMM loved Christmas. She was a good helper at wrapping present and liked to sit underneath the Christmas tree. Christmas and cats both make me happy on their own, but when combined the happiness effect doubles!
7. My Mom
While I am of course sad that my mother passed away this year, this photo of her and my daughter makes me very happy. It shows how much fun my kids had with her and what a great grandma she was. This picture was taken a few months after her breast cancer diagnosis. When I found this photo, I asked my 3 year old if she knew who that was and she said "Grandma". I am glad that she still remembers her and that I have something to help her remember when she grows older.
8. Big Sister
And finally, my oldest daughter makes me happy because she is an excellent big sister. A few weeks ago, we were at a birthday party with a trampoline. Violet's hair got caught in something and I was trying to get it out, but kids kept jumping despite me asking them not to for a few seconds while I retrieved the hair. Big sister Lily stepped in and demanded those other kids stop jumping because her sister needed help. That just made my day.
As part of the 8 photos of happiness post, I am supposed to nominate some other blogs to join in on the smiles and post their 8 photos of happiness. My apologies if you've already been invited to joined in, but I'd love to see photos from these blogs:
Hopefully, these photos have made your day a little brighter! This was a fun post and I enjoyed sharing them with you.