One of my favorite costumes at the Pug Party and Parade was the Pug dressed as Chinese takeout. The costume was original and fun. The owner was also happy to pass out fortunes. She said they all read the same, "If you feed your pug well all will be right with the world." A cute and funny sentiment and not far from the mark, at least in my household.

I smiled when I received it, tucking it into my pocket but when I was typing it out tonight to share here, I really thought about it -- what a simple thing to bring peace and happiness -- being well fed. We humans always want more. Dogs live in a world of expectation and satisfaction, wanting food, finding peace when it comes. A constant state of faith, the impending realization of good fortune.