8 Photos of Happiness

I wish to thank Travel Animal Doctor for nominating me for “8 Photos of Happiness”. This was begun by Ariel’s Little Corner of the Internet. The rules are at the end of this post.

I’ve had fun sorting out photographs that make me happy because they hold special memories. I’ve used photographs that I haven’t used before. They’re not the best photographs you’ve seen because I had to rely on the bipeds to take them! Most of the photos are of special days out that I’ve enjoyed with the bipeds, but I’m going to start with a couple from the cats. It makes me smile to see them happy!

Mulberry, Persian cat sunbathing

This is his fluffiness, Mulberry. He always looks cute, but I think he looks especially sweet enjoying some sunshine on the terrace. He’s often to be found showing off his fluffy tummy, as he loves it when the bipeds tickle it for him. In this photo his back legs are sprawled out and his tail is so fluffy that it’s hiding one of them.

Pippin, tabby cat, sunbathing

This is Pippin, looking very relaxed. We’d had a few days of wind and rain, so he was really happy to find a sheltered spot on the terrace in the sun. When he exposes his tummy, he’s sending the mixed signals that cats often send. It means something like this – I’m so relaxed that I trust you with my soft tummy, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that I want you to touch it!

Pippin says that the bipeds invaded his privacy by taking that picture, so I’ve given him a fig leaf. But it’s tricky to please a cat – he says I should have used a larger leaf.

Clowie playing chase

I’m having a fantastic game of chase in this picture. I’m running so quickly that my ears are flapping like Dumbo’s. My legs are moving so fast that they’re a blur, but you can’t see them because of the tall stubble in the field.

Clowie, Pyrenean Mountain Dog, Great Pyrenees, with folding bowl

We were out for the day with relations that were staying with us. I had a great time! We had stopped for a picnic where there was a wall for the bipeds to sit on.

I can often be seen resting like this while my bipeds take a break and perch on a convenient wall or rock. That is my favourite folding bowl by my paw and those are my bipeds’ legs behind me.

Clowie, Great Pyrenees, Pyrenean Mountain Dog, guarding the bags

My bipeds had taken a break on a long walk to look at some old buildings. I was guarding their rucksacks (backpacks) for them – the bags couldn’t be safer!

That plant isn’t growing out of me – my thick, winter coat has spread around it so that it looks as though it is!

Clowie, Great Pyrenees, Pyrenean Mountain Dog, resting in the shade

The bipeds were being silly and sitting in the sun, so I found the nearest shady spot to rest in. I thought I’d try for the longest tongue contest while I cooled down!

Clowie, Great Pyrenees, Pyrenean Mountain Dog, tasting the snow

One of my favourite things to do is to walk up a mountain with my bipeds to find the snow. On this particular occasion, this was the first patch of snow we found. I did the sensible thing and flopped down in it and started to eat it. My bipeds were laughing and telling me to “come on” as we’d soon find lots more, but I was reluctant to move!

Clowie, Great Pyrenees, Pyrenean Mountain Dog, tasting the poo

What can I say? Mounds of fresh poo. A biped on the other end of the lead briefly distracted by something that only a biped could find interesting. Chances like that don’t come along too often! Sometimes a dog’s gotta do what a dog’s gotta do.

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Rules and explanation:

  • Thank your nominator/s and link to them in your post
  • Link to the creator (Ariel’s Little Corner of the Internet)
  • Post your 8 photos of happiness (The photos can be anything that represents a moment, object, place or feeling that makes you happy.)
  • Pop in a brief description of the photo, why you chose it or let the photos do the talking!
  • Spread the happiness and tag up to ten other bloggers!

Aqua paw print

Here are my nominations:

I hope you have as much fun as I did doing this, but there’s no pressure to participate.

Aqua paw print

I hope you all enjoyed my photographs of happiness!

See you next Wednesday!


  1. so clowie, you like the cats? can’t you pose for a pic with all three of you slumbering together????? it would be a furbulous foto~

    • I love the cats, they’re my little pals. We don’t sleep together though, they usually like to be on the furniture and I keep to the floor. We play together, but whenever the bipeds try to get a picture we move apart!

  2. Your photos are great, I can see why you chose them, happy events. BTW you have the same philosophy as the Newfs. if the bipeds are going to stop for a little while, while waste time standing when you could be laying:)
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    • Thank you, I’m glad you liked them. It makes sense to me to rest, so that I have energy for whatever’s happening next. Some dogs never stop, do they!

  3. What a superb collection of photos of you and the cats! They make us very happy too. Your longest tongue entry is noted 😀 Rather impressive it is too. Super to see you doing what you like best – snow and poo – two ends of the spectrum.
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  4. Great post! Thank you for the “8 Photos of Happiness’ nomination. Much appreciated! Mr. Bowie says “Meow!”

  5. that are super happy photos! I love your place and I bet it is a serious job to have your paw on all mountains and trees around ya. oh and I’m with Pippin bigger leaves are always good :o)
    many thanks for nominating moi!!!

    • Thank you, Easy, they make me smile. It is a full time job keeping an eye on everything and making sure the bipeds are safe.
      Pippin is pleased that you understand about the leaf! I was pleased to nominate you.

  6. Clowie thanks for showing us some fun photos of your kitties. As for your adventure with the bipeds – that looks like a whole lot of fun…..! Thanks for nominating us for the 8 photos of Happiness – we were nominated by two other friends too and will do our post tomorrow!!!!

    Hugs, Sammy
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    • Hi Sammy! Mulberry and Pippin send greetings as well. I’m glad you enjoyed seeing the photos. I’m looking forward to seeing yours tomorrow!

  7. I love these pictures. Clowie you look very content! Had to MOL at Pippin’s larger leaf request!!!! 😉
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    • Thank you, Austin – I’m glad you enjoyed the pictures. I have a great time, so I’m usually happy!
      Pippin is very pleased that you understand about the leaf!

  8. Eww to the poo! LOL Dogs will be dogs, yes? 🙂 The cats look adorable and you are also so photogenic, Clowie. Loved the pics!
    Thanks so much for nominating me to join “8 photos of happiness”. I’ll start looking for some good ones.
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  9. I loved your pictures. And it was so generous of you to share some with your kitty family members. Especially since they probably don’t get to go on as many adventures as you do.
    Pamela recently posted…8 Photos of HappinessMy Profile

    • Thank you. The cats like to appear on my blog sometimes. They don’t have as many adventures as I do, but they don’t really like anything to be different so that makes adventures tricky!

  10. What a great idea and all your photos made me happy as well. You exude joy, Clowie. And we stopped by your friend’s site and told that you sent us. Great photos there as well. wag wag wag from all of us
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    • Thank you, I’m glad you enjoyed the photos. It is a lovely idea and I enjoyed taking part. I’ve loved all the photos I’ve seen so far.

  11. They are some seriously happy snaps.

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  12. Love all your photos of happiness! Still chuckling about that fig leaf. Thanks for tagging us in this event!
    Sue recently posted…A Girl and her Jolly Ball | Wordless WednesdayMy Profile

    • Thank you, I’m glad you enjoyed the photos. Mulberry thinks the fig leaf is funny because he is so fluffy that he doesn’t need one.

  13. MOL!😸 Great post, doggie boo!😺 Have a pawsome day!

  14. Those are beautiful pictures. Clowie, you have a wonderful life. We are showing off our 8 photos of happiness today too.

  15. Awww what great choices for your 8 photos of happiness!!!!!!
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  16. Terrific pictures but I was looking for a special one and it
    wasn’t there. Maybe it doesn’t exist because your bipeds are too nice which my biped isn’t. I was looking for one of you lying right against the cold air return of the AC totally on your back with feet splayed out in four directions, your jowls hanging loose and your tongue lolling out as far as it can go. Winston never liked it if pictures were taken and comments (like ‘Gross) were made while he was relaxing in the West Texas summer.

    • If I were to sprawl around in such an unladylike postition (and I’m not admitting it happens) I would have my camera detection senses turned up high. I can detect a biped with a camera at 50 paces and quickly flip onto my side!

  17. Awesome! Great happy photos of you and it is nice to see your kitty. I’m sure kitty appreciates your covering the “privates” with a leaf 😉
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    • Thank you, Emma, I’m glad you liked my choice of photos. I’m sure you understand when I say that it isn’t always easy to know whether a kitty is pleased or not!

  18. Oh, Clowie, what is it with dogs and your fascination with all things poo? 😉 Fresh snow is so much better for tasting! Seeing you and the cats happy makes me happy, too!
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    • My bipeds agree with you about the poo! Fresh snow is wonderful but I’ve never seen a biped taste it.
      I’m glad I could make you smile!

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  20. Lovely photos, Clowie! Cracking up over the privacy leaf for Pippin.. 😀 I did enjoy participating in the Happiness post… thank you! Maybe it will get me motivated to post more often! Enjoy your Thursday!
    Pix Under the Oaks recently posted…Happiness!My Profile

    • Thank you, I’m glad you like the photos I chose. I had to do something about Pippin – young puppies read this blog! Luckily, Mulberry’s fluff keeps him modest!
      I’m glad you enjoyed doing your post – I enjoyed seeing your pictures. Have a fun day!

  21. What wonderful photos! It was fun to see your kitties….those two really know how to relax! I also really enjoyed the photos of your hikes…it looks like you have hiked in some beautiful places!
    Thank you so much for nominating us…we had already been tagged and put our post up last Sunday. If you’d like to take a look, here is the link: http://www.wagnwoofpets.com/capturing-happiness-in-photos/
    Jan K recently posted…Luke’s “Pick Up” OuttakesMy Profile

    • Thank you, I’m glad you enjoyed seeing my photos. Mulberry and Pippin are relaxed most of the time – they’re pretty cool for cats!
      I go on some wonderful hikes with my bipeds, I have a great time.
      I missed your post, but have just taken a look – the photos are gorgeous! I think everyone is enjoying this idea of happy photos!

  22. I love these happy days, C. I have never tried eating snow, but it sounds delicious.

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake recently posted…HappinessMy Profile

  23. I’m in love with your photos! I love animals so much so this is right up my street! So glad you liked my tag 😊 xxx

  24. Clowie we have missed you while we away on our bloggcation…and to see all of your family happy in happy shots has made us smile tonight…poor Pippin..really kitties can be super funny 🙂 loves Fozziemum xxx

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