August 6, 2014

a dog's happiness. a story in 3 cuts.

piri's favorite time of day is when yangkyu comes home from work.

around 30 minutes before yangkyu arrives, i open up our front door so that piri can look out from our see-through storm door. when i hear two car honks as i'm preparing dinner i know that's yangkyu signaling that he's pulling up in our driveway. that's when i open the storm door for piri so he can rush out, butt wiggling and shaking with joy. he then proceeds to shower yangkyu with the most happiest welcome home dance a dog can give. this happens every. single. weekday.

there is always content out there somewhere about achieving a state of happiness based on the simple things in life. some media platforms will give you a guideline or a how-to. then it somehow turns into a trend that everyone talks about and somehow the point is missed. well, you want to know something about being happy with the simple things in life? go learn from a dog. they can teach you a whole lot about it. like mine who gets so much joy out of welcoming home the humans in his life and never tires from doing it. even after 15 years. this is just pure simple happiness to him. no money, no likes and no hashtags involved {although i like to think that if piri can use hashtags he would've used something like #myhumanslovewelcomehomedances}. 

 // linking up with blogpaws wordless wednesday bloghop

53 comments

  1. ahh so so beautiful, we can definitely learn so much from our fur friends :)

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  2. YES we can learn so much from dogs as far as how to find happiness in the simple things in life :) this is my favorite post of yours thus far!

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  3. Haha omg this is simply so sweet c;
    It kind of reminds me of myself when I
    was younger, sitting by the window
    waiting for papa coming home from
    work :') Xx

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    1. awww that's so so sweet :) i used to wait for my pops like that as well. with my childhood cocker spaniel!

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  4. Indeed, it is the simple things in life that mean the most:) Love this post, Jane.

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  5. Aww this is the sweetest thing. Dogs are genuinely happy when they see their human friends. His expressions are priceless. I really wish my cats are that happy to see us coming home. One of them look out the window as if she knows my husband is coming.

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    1. awww that's so sweet :) cats have other unique qualities about them when they show affection. even if show 100% independence it's nice to know that they're around!

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  6. I love the ears flapping!

    I always believe we can learn a lot from our pets. They live in the moment. They love freely. They don't judge. They know how to forgive.

    Great post!

    Wags (and purrs) from Life with Dogs and Cats

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    1. i love what you wrote. so so true!

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  7. Jane, that is the cutest! I had two dogs and they would shower my mom and I with doggy kisses. There's nothing like dogs. This post was beautiful.

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    1. getting showered with doggy kisses feels like a million bucks! :)

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  8. Love this! Our cocker spaniel does the same thing. His entire little butt wiggles so fast when we come home because his tail is going a million miles an hour. They're so sweet.

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    1. your cocker spaniel is the sweetest!

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  9. I don't think there's anything better than your best friends greeting you when you get home :) These 3 cuts of happiness are too sweet!

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    1. i agree! thank you so much hanna!

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  10. That is the sweetest!! There is nothing like the joy of a dog when he greets you! They never get mad!

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  11. You are so right! Nothing makes them happier than when we come home!

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  12. Awesome photo series. Our cats get excited when Rick comes home, but only because they know it's dinner time. :p #catsvsdogs

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    1. haha! i love cats and their awesome personalities :)

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  13. So much to learn from dogs, they are the best at showing absolute devotion and joy- and all we have to do is turn up :)

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  14. How cute! I love that little tradition of two honks and opening up the door. So perfect! And I love how Piri gets so excited for him to get home!!
    xo TJ

    http://www.hislittlelady.com

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  15. Eeeee, cutest set of photos I've seen all week! Piri's such a ham. ♥

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  16. OMG what a touching post! And that hashtag...love. And the photos so perfectly captured.

    Allie of ALLIE NYC
    allienyc.com

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  17. Nothing better than the welcome home from a dog! You can tell that they have such a special relationship :)

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    1. i love seeing my husband and piri together. :)

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  18. And you nailed it. The simple beauty of what makes life good! This post warmed my heart friend....just perfect! Hugs to you! Nicole xo

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  19. seriously! I've learned so much since I've gotten Dug!

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    1. they are such great teachers aren't they :) dug is so adorable. i loved your dug lately post!

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  20. you captured the moment beautifully!! piri is so darling.

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  21. Ohmigawwwwwwd TOO CUTE. I am in love with this!

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  22. So much sweetness! The joys of having a dog is learning about and receiving unconditional love.

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  23. This is the sweetest!!! I also have to admit that my favorite seconds of the day are when we came back home and Juno is waiting with excitement (or sometimes just too sleepy and yawning) at the door. We even sometimes call her name from the outside or slowly open the door ;) so we all get more excited, hahahha. Piri is the cutest! Love the 3-scene pics!

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  24. this made my heart squeeze and my eyes misty. so well said. so much <3 for you and piri!

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