Having parked the car, I’m walking the 500 yds. or so, across to the John Lewis store in one of the local shopping centres, and some 10 yds. ahead of me is a chap walking an elderly black labrador, heading in the same direction.
When we reach our destination, there’s a couple of police persons on the corner, and Mr. Labrador instantly stops for a sniff, then they carry on walking.
Further down, there’s a further two police persons and he does the same again, and by the time I catch up with them, the owner is explaining " he’s a retired police dog, and whenever he spots the uniform, he can’t resist a sniff to see if it’s someone he knows".
Aww … put smile on my face for the rest of the day.
Sometimes, the simplest little occurrence in our busy daily lives is enough to make us happy for the rest of the day … the secret, surely, is in recognising them, as and when they happen.