When we leave our dogs for a few days at the kennel or a quick trip to the store, we always tell them “we’ll be back in a doggie minute”. Since neither of them wear watches or really understand the clock face this seems to comfort them adequately. No matter how short or long our absence. Gruffy (short for McGruff, the crime fighting dog) always greets us with a big smile. This picture was taken after picking him up from the kennel after having taken my two grandsons to Disney. We were smiling too.