I was watching Pawn Stars recently and Big Hoss left his bulldog with Chumlee. Chumlee brought the dog into the office and Skiba, the bulldog leaves the kinds of presents nobody wants around but is good company in general.
Then Chumlee says “Skiba is pretty good company and doesn’t bark at you, like Rick and the Old Man.” Dogs put people in a good mood. They just do.
Like this kid and this dog. Don’t they look happy together?: