Somewhere in my house back home, there is a postcard, or a coffee mug, or a calendar image for the month of June or something, and the motto is "When All Else Fails, Hug Your Teddy." It's not this image here, but along these lines:
And though we're not at the "All Else Is Failing" part, I increasingly find myself going to seek out Pepe the Dalmatian in the garage. Because he is, most of the time, the most Zen dog I know.
If it's not first thing in the morning, when he wants to play ball, if it's not on a run, when he wants to fly like a bird, Pepe the Dalmatian is downright mellow. His brother Pembleton is batshit crazy all the time, but Pepe is calm, cool collected. And I can spend hours stroking his muzzlepouch, and staring into his eyes, and observing the blissful vibes he gives off.
Everything will be fine. Everything will be fine. Everything will be okay. Please scratch my chest, I can't reach it. Everything will be fine.
I even got video of it tonight. Ignore the little clicking crooning noises from behind the camera. That's me.
But damned if you don't get a tiny sense of the awesomeness that is Pepe Zendoggie toward the end.