I am Dandy, a 12 year old Labrador Retriever from Florida. I decided to write a column on how to live life to its fullest, and be happy. I wanted to share my thoughts with you in the hope that you might try some of my ideas and be happy too. I plan to continue writing this column as long as I can, you know until it is time to go. I know that my time here might be limited since I'm pretty old in dog years, but I feel that I have a special gift that I wanted to share with the world. My gift is how to enjoy life and be happy. One of my favorite things to do is float around in the pool with my mom on a raft. I hope that you will enjoy!