Oh, it seems like the dogs rule in the smile department!
Dawgluver and Chopper, I love your stories they made me smile and chuckle
My smile is also dog related. I bought a tug toy for the two of them on Saturday and Violet decided it was hers and poor Joie was looking all over for his new toy. So yesterday I went back to the pet store and got a soft little mouse - he loves fabric and little things. He grabbed it out of my hand and took it into his "safe house" (his crate with no door on it) and Violet sat within 3 inches and sulked.
Joie heard some noises and went to check it out. Violet grabbed the mouse and carried it back to the living room. Joie seemed to know so he got her "ring" and set it down as if for a trade. And it worked! Now they each have their toy and are happy as clams!
It's amazing how much like children they can be