Happy, you were a heck of a dog. My stars. You were simple beyond words and yet always made me feel, well, happy. You were perhaps the most consistently benevolent animal I've known. Perhaps we could all take away a life lesson in unbridled and unattributable joy given us by you, a 15-pound ball of black curls that couldn't possibly have seen ANYTHING through those bangs.
May you always have a place at the foot of life's bed. May you also run ever freely beside bicycling humans and not painfully tangle in the leash (oops).
Rest in peace, Happy Pet.