It's pretty simple really. Feed me. Play with me. Love me. And don't get too angry with me when I mess up, and I'll be your friend and loyal companion forever. Dog's have such a wonderful view of life. Nothing complicated. And yet they are ALWAYS happy.
We have a dog, Beau. Despite his happy-go-lucky nature God did not bless him with an overabundance of brain cells so occassionally he does get called Dopey instead of Beau but he cheerfully responds to it all the same. No judgments. No drama. No game playing...well... maybe some tugging on a toy!!! If only people could be more like dogs.