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Four-legged LOLs

I feel very lucky in that there are many people and moments in my life that make me laugh. And not just giggles, but regular amounts of pure, fully-enjoying-this-moment laughter. One of my favorite funny moments has already been documented by a fellow Think Kitter (Sara), so instead of trying to retell that story, Imma tell you about smaller moments that made me laugh this year.

I am probably one of those people who talks about or takes pictures of or references their dog too much (if this puts you off, you should stop reading right now). But when I think about the moments that cause me to laugh, or experience pure delight, many of them are initiated by something Isabel the Dog does. If you added up all these little moments, it’d probably equal a big laugh. Let’s do the math.

First of all, Isabel likes to rest her head on head-level surfaces when she wants attention. I have never seen a dog do this until her. Sometimes, she finds really interesting places:


In the summertime, whenever I come home from work and let her outside, the first thing she insists on doing is rubbing her back in the warm grass:


And she manages (as many dogs do, I think) to find some funny ways to fall asleep. Here, with bone:


And here, head on my lap, during Monday Night Football:


On the flipside, her morning routine of trying to wake us up so that we can get to the morning walk are usually hilarious. Until the previous night’s bedtime reaches past midnight. Then it’s not at all funny. But she insists that the most effective dog alarm clock looks like this:


Thus, my days are properly delightful, thanks in part to her.

This post is a part of Think Kit. Today’s prompt: What made you laugh out loud?


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