On my mental list of things that bring me happiness this week, Bear, my brother and sister-in-law’s new Brittany Spaniel, is near the top. If he had come running towards me full of love and joy when we met, he would no doubt be at the very top of the list. We chatted though, and decided our friendship will improve with time. Especially when I place my school pictures around their house for him to look at my face and remember that we are friends. Or when he sees the cute pictures I took of him. Isn’t he precious???