I have never owned a dog but I have befriended a number of my neighbors' dogs over the years, including Bobo. He was small, perpetually upbeat, and adored all people. Seeing his short-legged trot with his tail curled up and bouncing over his back, that little mop of brown hair wore a big smile that really got to me. He also ruled the sidewalks, charging at german shepards and barking his fool head off, bouncing around their legs until the bigger dog's confidence shattered trying to figure out what the heck was happening. Funny!
Someday I may get one. Name him Bobo. But he'll prob get a haircut!