Trixie Koontz has passed on, and her editor Dean Koontz now calls her TOTOS: Trixie On The Other Side. She has channeled her latest book, her third, through his computer: Bliss to You: Trixie's Guide to a Happy Life. It is a delightful, fun little book.
Trixie's advice is simple, so simple we overlook it. I'll leave it for her to tell, as I can't even list the main items without giving too much away. Suffice it that we'd be as happy as our dogs usually are if we lived more in the moment, and she really means in the moment. A sample of dog wisdom: "When you stop to smell roses, be careful not to inhale bee." And near the end of the book, I think it safe enough to quote this:
"To approach bliss, you had to shed idea that life is about you first, had to realize life is about others.
Therefore you have to overcome tendency to think like cat."