I am a sucker for a dog.
Especially my dog.Trudy is happy to ride in the car with us. I love the smiles and laughs she gets from people in the other cars as they point her out to their passengers. They look happy to see her shaggy head sticking out of the window and smiling (yes, she smiles). There is something about the pain of driving grudgingly through ATL traffic that dissipates when you see a dog enjoying the ride. That makes me happy.
I am also happy to have the teenagers choose my van at carpool so they can ride with Trudy.
It makes me feel popular.
Well, I have to take what I can get with teenagers.