In some countries, January can be a difficult month for humans.
The days are grey, cold and long.
Everywhere you look are different shades of grey, light or sombre and also hues of brown.
Brown is actually one of little T’s mum’s favourite colour, but I don’t think she likes it when associated with winter.
There is green too, but not the vibrant kind.
In January, it is more dull than vivid or bright.
And in our little village by the sea,
little T’s mum says it becomes like a ghost-town around where we live.
There is no life.
There are no tourists around.
If it’s even possible, our village becomes even more silent.
Imagine long days without sunshine, sometimes it is even wet and windy.
I doesn’t really bother me though.
To me, days are just days.
When you’re feeling down, you must focus on the things that make you happy.
Little T’s mum calls them Small Joys.
As for me, I get really excited
when they take me out for a walk.
The headland is my happy place.
Can you see me?
I can run around like a loony, especially when there are no cows around.
Little T’s mum likes to sit on this stone.
I think it’s boring to sit and stare.
Why sit and stare when you can run around …
especially when you have a stick in your mouth?
Now that’s one another thing that really makes me happy, finding a stick and running around like a loony with it!
Other things I love:
* treats (especially when hidden in my kong).
* rolling over badger poo, any carcass (the smellier the better!)
* hugs (although admittedly my humans hate it when I’ve just rolled over something).
* old shoes, cloth I can chew and tear apart.
The trick is dear humans,
to embrace your small joys,
and before you know it whatever is making you feel sad
If that fails,
you can try running around with a stick in your mouth,
always works for me! 😉
What about you?
What makes you happy?