Yes, the title is completely ripped off from Elias. Hopefully he does not mind.
Perhaps the greatest thing about dogs is how responsive they are when you are glum. They don’t have the slightest clue about what to do about it, but the effort alone helps. They make it impossible to feel that it is all bad.
Lisby is no different. We got her a year ago after much delay and trepidation, but she even won over my wife, who was – prior to meeting and befriending Lisby – not even remotely a dog person.
(Regarding the title, we don’t know what Lisby is. We think part poodle, though it could be schnauzer. Or both. She doesn’t shed. Here are a couple other pictures to give you an idea of the full hair growth cycle.)