Every Dog Has His Day
"The dog days of summer may be over," writes Tom Shakespeare, but he's convinced man's best friend can teach us an enormous amount about contentment.
Tom Shakespeare - a new dog owner - reflects on what dogs can teach us about contentment.
Remembering his childhood obsession with the Peanuts cartoon, he quotes Snoopy "My life has no purpose, no direction, no aim, no meaning, and yet I'm Happy. I can't figure it out. What am I doing right?"
Dogs, writes Tom, have a much greater capacity for contentment than people and we can all learn from this.
Producer: Adele Armstrong.