Jeb is ten years old, welcomed recently into our home from a rescue shelter. We have learned that he loves to walk, eat, sleep on the couch, sniff, explore, have his tummy rubbed, cuddle, and be hugged and kissed. Jeb also enjoys chasing squirrels, although we think he is just trying to say “Hello” and perhaps give them a little exercise. He also likes to say “Hello” to every person he passes on the street, and is good at breaking the ice. Jeb likes sleeping as close as possible to one of his human companions, and we know that he thinks humans would be much happier if they worried less and spent more time running across fields with a stick in their mouths and their tails wagging. He reminds us always to be cheerful and to take pleasure in everyday things like taking a walk to the park and eating dinner.