Thanks to Gary Larson for the words and theme of this photo, he is the master of laughter.
Thanks to Gary Larson and his prolific mind, for years he helped us laugh for a few minutes every day. If you were stuck on a deserted island, were an alien, a cow, a duck, a caveman or lucky enough to be in heaven or unfortunate enough to be doomed to hell, then you could relate. But nothing in his arsenal of humor could make us relate more than his depiction of dogs. Many of his cartoons would give us “aha” moments. Somehow he trusted our intelligence to ultimately get his joke. In the drawing of a chicken, he could help us find the meaning of life. Anyone that has a canine friend, can see the miracle in Gary Larson. Our dog’s weave the fabric of our lives. When we are young, they let us test the waters of good and bad behavior. It’s incredible that both of my kids didn’t pull the ears off or poke the eyes out of our beloved Sandia while they were tots. As the kids get older and need to explore their world, the dog really brings light to the term, man’s best friend. As we cross from childhood to adulthood, the dog helps us become good parents, training us to understand the importance of good rearing. Even in a dog’s old age, he helps us to understand the importance of compassion and life long love. All of these stages come full of laughs. Miles’s goofy ways could create a lifetime of new material for Gary Larson. Not too long ago, we came home to Mile’s just sitting on the kitchen table. Our massive dog had decide to take a nap on the table because his dog bed didn’t cut it. While we all have our dog stories, most of us can probably vouch that one of the things that we love (or hate) about our canine friend is their consistency. They are constant in their ability to destroy, escape, shred, chew, dig, or bark. The flip side is the way they consistently love, care, nurture, heal, make us smile all while warming our feet and our hearts. As this photo shows, our pups have only one switch. Sometimes their somewhat vacant smiles mean more than we think. Like Vanna White, we need to turn the letters and unscramble their message. This message is usually variable depending on whether a treat is in hand. As you try to find the meaning of life today, your furry friend already gets it. Maybe if we watch them closely, we’ll get it too.