So here I am walking along to get something from my car and coming the other way is a woman with a dog on a leash.
And the dog just radiates bouncy friendliness. So I kneel as they pass to say hello.
The dog never breaks stride walking behind it’s human, but turns my way and gives me a slurp of love on my cheek.
Talk about a Moment of Joy.
The pooch, without hesitation, made the calculation: “I am walking with my human, we are going somewhere, but this other goofy human needs a bit of love, so I will give it a smooch on the way past.”
And the pooch carries this off with such perfection that I am grinning till it hurts. And still do even a week later.
Thank you, brilliant, loving pooch for a moment of joy that keeps on giving.