Happiness Is A Dog!

Happiness is a dog? Yes, I have it on good authority that if you have a dog, you’re are likely to be a happier and healthier person.

If you don’t believe me, read this:

“It is possible that dogs can directly promote our well-being by buffering us from stress. The ownership of a dog can also lead to increases in physical activity and facilitate the development of social contacts, which may enhance physiological and psychological human health in a more indirect manner.” ~  Dr Deborah Wells from Queen’s University, Belfast. Read more here.

And if you don’t believe in scientific proof, take this picture as evidence!


“Whoever said you can’t buy happiness forgot little puppies.” ~ Gene Hill

If you can’t own a dog, go borrow your neighbor’s pooch!


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About CorinneRodrigues

A Mumbai-based blogger, writer, motivator - journeying happily through midlife. I blog here and on Write Tribe and From 7Eight. Connect with me on Facebook, Twitter and Google+


  1. You just said a mouthful, Pablo! Hope you get a lot of treats for taking charge of the blog today!

    • Pablo (The Boxer) says:

      A mouthful, you think, Roshini? You haven’t really heard anything yet, lady! About the charges, I’m looking for an agent. Are you volunteering? 😉

  2. sridevi says:

    AAAAwwww….Corrine hug your Pablo for me 🙂

  3. Well Pablo .. you think I could borrow you 🙂

  4. That pic is a darling:-) I would borrow Pablo in a blink. A darling furbaby you’ve got, lucky mommy! Cheers.

    • Pablo (The Boxer) says:

      Thank you, Laxmi. I’ve been telling ‘her’ she’s lucky! But then ghar ka khutha daal barabar ….or some such thing! 😉

  5. My husb is a dog lover
    THey have a mini zoo at his place in Vizag . Two cats Missy , Moti
    and A DOG- Brandy – which is quite ferocious
    I was too scared in the beginning later I understood it can be tamed
    I loved seeing their tactics , fights etc etc

  6. Ah, two very handsome men, eh, Rorinne Codrigues 😛 Love the post Pablo! And someday I’ll whisk you away, promise…..Happiness, I have come to believe also lingers around in owning a cat. Occasionally, but yup it is there. 😀

  7. I cried my heart out when my dogs died and then again when my guinea pigs died. It’s too hard a loss to take so no more pets. But they all brought me infinite joy. Lovely pic – so sweet.

  8. You are so adorable Pablo <3

  9. You are such a sweetie pie, Pablo! Loved your pic too! 🙂

  10. I am a forever dog lover and I agree to you with the double of my heart. And the pic…. it says it all.

    Love to Pablo.

  11. Awww….I love animals…..all of them. Happiness for me is a cat, dog, a sparrow, pigeon, crow or a snail. Hugs to Pablo…he is tooooo cute.

  12. Your Dad looks really pleased to see you in that photo, Pablo! I know what you mean about dog = happiness. Unfortunately I don’t own one, but I make friends with the nearest at any gathering. 🙂

    Take care, buddy.


  13. I’ve been thinking this for years, but haven’t bit the bullet and committed to a dog yet (I want to be very sure that I can afford one–I’d hate for us to get attached and then have to be separated!). But I know right in the depths of my soul, with or without corroborrating studies, that having a dog would be fabulous for me. 🙂

    • Than you so much for sharing. I do hope you can own a dog someday soon. In the meanwhile, you can find one some of us to play with at a park or take the neighbour’s pooch for a walk.

  14. I totally agree! Love my schnauzers!

  15. What a wonderful furbaby you have 🙂 I would love a dog but my husband keeps balking at the idea. I do agree that a dog helps with happiness!

  16. A beautiful dog and a great sentiment!

  17. Pablo– I agree with you 120%~ I have 3 resident dogs and 1 foster gal and I’m immensely happy, blessed, and fortunate!! Of course so are my husband and kids 🙂

    Cheers, Duffee

  18. Man’s best friend. And what a handsome dude you’ve grown into, Pablo! Be well! Hugs!

  19. Happiness is a dog, Luci to be precise. I have no doubts about that. None at all Siree!
    And Pablo, you are invited to share Luci’s swimming pool. Bring Bozo along. 😀

  20. Such a great picture! Man’s best friend indeed! I used to have a dog and then a cat each for many years. I may have to get another one, as you are right, they do bring a lot of happiness and joy!

  21. I have 4 dogs so I have to be the happiest lady around. LOL


  22. I second you. Dogs are the best and are a great source of happiness, my Sparky makes my life so much better. Thanks for this.

  23. Such a sweet photo! Pablo is a love, for sure!

  24. oh Pablo my 2 kids will be mighty happy if you can come over for few days. Psst- I am not a dog lover; sorry for saying out loud. But you are more than welcome for a few days what say ??

  25. I used to love being surrounded by dogs as a kid… somehow I am petrified now of any one even sniffing my toes… I freeze… !

    but I do agree… people with Dogs are happier ! 😀

  26. Ahhhh, So DOG-Gone Sweet 🙂 Xx

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